Syllabus for Advanced Course in Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

Fördjupningskurs i immunologi, genetik och patologi

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 3MG013
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • 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:

    First cycle

    • 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

    Second cycle

    • 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

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2011-03-01
  • Established by: The Educational Board of Medicine/Chair
  • Revised: 2017-12-12
  • Revised by: The Educational Board of Medicine
  • Applies from: Autumn 2017
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits within the natural sciences, medical, biomedical, civil engineering programmes; all educations need to include chemistry or biochemistry, molecular biology with genomics of 30 credits. For admission, an agreement concerning project set-up and supervision with one of the course director-approved supervisors is also required. The agreement should be sent in together with the application.

  • Responsible department: Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to

  • independently plan and carry out scholarly experiments.
  • apply a scholarly working method within immunology, genetics and pathology.
  • compile, analyse critically and evaluate received results.
  • orally and present the achieved results in writing.
  • communicate theories and research results with senior researchers in projects that lie within the subject area.
  • lead and summarise discussions under seminars and group meetings.
  • write new project plans within the subject area.


The course comprises a 20 weeks of work within the framework of a research project and studies of relevant literature in connection with this.


The teaching is given in the form of laboratory work and self-study under supervision. Furthermore active participation in teaching and seminars that connects to project's subject study field after agreement with supervisors. Participation in the different parts of the course are compulsory. The course is possibly given in English.


At the end of the course, project work in the form of oral seminar and/or written report are presented, which is decided by the supervisor. Being required for the grade passed that presentation and participation in seminars and other compulsory parts been assessed passed.

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 University's disability coordinator.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.