Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Molecular Biotechnology A1N
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
describe how evolutionary processes at genome level, such as substitutions, duplications, deletions, gene transfers and sexual recombination, create variation within populations
describe how evolutionary mechanisms such as genetic drift and selection influence the variation in different populations
discuss organisms' genetics and function in relation to physical, environmental and population factors
use biological knowledge when evaluating bioinformatic methods
discuss social, ethical and scientific aspects of gene-modified organisms
Population genetics and evolution theory; selection, adaptation, genetic drift, genetic flow, macroevolution. Phylogeny as a tool to illustrate and analyse evolution. Demonstrations in the field. Bioinformatic methods for the analysis of evolutionary processes. Seminar about gene-modified organisms.
The teaching is given in the form of lectures and demonstrations, seminars and computer exercises.
Written examination (3 credits), computer exercises and seminar (2 credits).
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.