Course syllabus

Teknisk biologi
Technical Biology

KBKA05, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2020-03-27

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: K2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge in biochemistry and microbiology and to give an overview of the possibilities of modern biotechnology.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination, literature report and reports from laboratory practicals.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0108. Name: Technical Biology, Theory.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: The structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Sterilisation and aseptic working methodology. Cell growth and cultivation techniques. The genes and their expression as proteins. Proteins (structure, function, purification and characterisation). Enzymes (structure and function). Basic metabolism. Technical use of enzymes. Possibilities of modern gene technology. Industrial microbiology.
Code: 0208. Name: Technical Biology, Laboratory.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Practical reports. Contents: The use of some common biochemical and microbiological techniques


The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Lei Ye,
Course coordinator: Lektor Magnus Carlqvist,
Course homepage:
Further information: Parts of the course may be given in English.