Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
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
120 credits as well as Molecular Evolution
After completing the course the student should be able to:
explain and evaluate different phylogenetic optimality criteria and choose the appropriate criterion to solve a given problem
plan, carry out and evaluate a phylogenetic analysis as well as explain the different components
Phylogenetic trees and other models for evolutionary relationships. Optimality criteria for choice of hypothesis. Substitution models for DNA and other types of data. Super-trees, consensus trees, compatibility between trees. Algorithms for evaluation of the tree space; Markov Chain Monte Carlo, genetic algorithms. Evaluation of result of phylogenetic analyses, dating of phylogenies.
Lectures, seminars and computer exercises.
Written examination (3 credits), computer exercises (2 credits).
If special circumstances apply, the examiner can make exceptions from the stated exam method and decide that a student is assessed in a different way. Special causes can e g be notice of special educational support from the coordinator of the university for students with disabilities.