Frontiers in Life Science, 10 credits
Academic year 2023/2024
Autumn 2023, Evening, 33%, Campus
Start date: 28 August 2023
End date: 14 January 2024
Application deadline: 17 April 2023
Application code: UU-17424 Application
Language of instruction: English
Selection: Final school grades (66%) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (34%)
Registration: 27 July 2023 – 27 August 2023
Entry requirements: General entry requirements
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 21,667
Tuition fee, total: SEK 21,667
Please note: Course meetings are once to twice per fortnight on days that fit best with students' schedules. The course literature places some emphasis on reading key primary research papers.
About the course
The course provides an understanding of and discusses the social impact of, groundbreaking discoveries in molecular biology. We start with an introduction to the basic molecular biological principles and will also go through groundbreaking breakthroughs in genetic engineering and synthetic biology. A laboratory visit is included where course participants can prepare DNA. Topics we will discuss include: What is scientific hypotheses and theories? What does DNA look like and what is its function? What is CRISPR and how can it be used in gene therapy and genetically modified crops? Can stem cells cure? Can we vaccinate against cancer?
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