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Cell and Developmental Biology

Course
BIO213
Bachelor’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-11604
Tuition
Full education cost: 30 250 SEK
First payment: 30 250 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application closed, late application opens 16 July 2021.

About

The course Cell and Developmental Biology provides a conceptual framework to understand biological development ranging from the cellular level to the formation and integration of organs into a complete organism. The emphasis is on the mechanisms of development, illustrated using model organisms such as the nematode, fruit fly, mouse, Arabidopsis and explained in many instances down to the cellular and molecular levels.

Practical laboratory work may include:

  • a study of plant cell differentiation and the action of plant hormones
  • a cell culture lab
  • examining C. elegans development mutants.

Student presentation of selected primary research articles highlight recent methods and advances in the field. The course consists of two sub-courses: Cell Biology (7.5 credits) and Developmental Biology (7.5 credits).

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Completed basic courses in biology comprising 60 credits in the subject areas of cell biology, molecular genetics, evolution, botanical and zoological physiology, ecology and biodiversity and systematics, or equivalent, of which at least 45 credits must be approved. English proficiency is required to the level of English 6/ English Course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School, or be certified by an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.

After graduation

This is a course in biology at the Bachelor's level. The course can be included in the following programmes:

  • Bachelor's programme in Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor's programme in Biology
  • Master's programme in Molecular Biology
  • Master's programme in Biology
  • Master's programme in Genomics and Systems Biology.

The course can also be applied for as a stand-alone course.

Knowledge of cell biology and developmental biology are fundamental and essential if you want to work in biomedical research, drug development, or teach biology. Our alumni mostly work in a research environment, either at universities, in the health care sector, or in private biotech or pharmaceutical companies.

Facilities

The course is given on Campus Medicinareberget. The lab classes take place at Lundberg Laboratory, Medicinaregatan 9C.