Advanced Course in Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

30 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 3MG013

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G)
Finalised by
The Educational Board of Medicine, 12 December 2017
Responsible department
Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

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.

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.