Course syllabus

Cell biology

KBKF05, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2021-04-14

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: B2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to give an understanding of basic molecular mechanisms in a living cell.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

be able to describe and explain:



Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The cell nucleus and the organisation of the chromatin. Gene structure, exons and introns. Protein sorting and secretion. Cell division and control of the cell cycle. Immunology. Molecular physiology. Stem cells and cancer. Cultivation of higher eukaryotic cells. Research animals/Ethical considerations. Laboratory work with mammalian cells and fluorescent markers.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written and/or oral report of an literature assignment, which gives extra points to the exam, written exam, and laboratory report. The final grade is based on a total examination result.

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: 0117. Name: Cell Biology, Theory.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written and/or oral report of an literature task. Written examination.
Code: 0217. Name: Cell Biology, Practicals.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written report as instructed by supervisors. Active participation.


Assumed prior knowledge: KBTA05 Introduction to Biotechnology
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KBK070, KBK020

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Lieselotte Cloetens,
Course homepage:
Further information: Some parts might be teached in English.