Syllabus for Advanced Course in Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

Fördjupningskurs i immunologi, genetik och patologi


  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 3MG019
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Medical Science 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:

    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: 2023-01-17
  • Revised by: The Educational Board of Medicine
  • Applies from: Spring 2023
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits within the natural sciences, medical, biomedical, civil engineering programmes or equivalent education. All educations need to include chemistry or biochemistry of 30 credits, and cell/molecular biology and genomics of 30 credits. 

  • Responsible department: Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to

Knowledge and understanding

  • describe the theoretical background of the planned scientific project
  • explain methods and approaches applied within the field of study

Skills and abilities

  • independently plan and carry out a scientific experiments within the subject
  • independently and continuously evaluate, interpret, critically analyse and compile scientific information within the research area including received results
  • continuously discuss and evaluate the experimental project in a scientific context 
  • present the obtained results orally in structured way in correct scientific language 
  • communicate and discuss theories and research results within the research field with senior researchers

Evaluation skills and attitudes

  • demonstrate and apply an ethical and reflective scientific approach


The course comprises an experimental study and studies of relevant scientific literature. The project is carried out under individual supervision in close connections within ongoing research in a research group at the Department.  


The teaching is given in form of laboratory work and self-studies under supervision. Furthermore included is active participation at seminars that connect to the project's subject study field after agreement with the supervisor. The course can be given in English.


A passing grade requires passed oral presentation within a seminar in the research group. The grade is given by the examiner after consultation with the supervisor.

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

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2023

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

The course literature consists of scientific articles of relevance to the research topic.