Basic medical biology
Additional course evaluations for VM0110
Academic year 2020/2021Basic medical biology (VM0110-10091) 2020-10-05 - 2021-01-10
Academic year 2019/2020Basic medical biology (VM0110-10283) 2019-10-07 - 2020-01-12
Academic year 2018/2019Basic medical biology (VM0110-10129) 2018-10-08 - 2019-01-13
Academic year 2017/2018Basic medical biology (VM0110-10197) 2017-10-02 - 2018-01-07
VM0110 Basic medical biology, 20.0 CreditsBiomedicinsk baskurs
Education cycleFirst cycle
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to:
• Mathematics 4
• Biology 2
• Chemistry 2
ObjectivesThe course gives a basis for an understanding of the processes, metabolism, genetics and histology of the cell.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- describe the structure and the function of the molecules, cells and tissues that build up organisms,
- describe the bases in histology on cell and tissue level,
- describe the bases in genetics,
- describe the metabolism of the cell and the body at different physiological situations on cell and organism levels,
- use microscopes practically.
ContentThe course includes the structural and functional properties of the eukaryotic cell, histological structures of epithelium, connective tissue, nerve tissue and musculature, interactions between cells and their environment, cellular transport mechanisms, signal transduction, structure and function of biological macromolecules (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids). Furthermore, enzymology, as well as the regulation of normal cell growth and differentiation and the basis for malignant transformation are included. In addition, basic genetic mechanisms (the structure of the genetic make-up, replication, transcription), RNA-processing, translation, regulation of gene expression, general genetics and population genetics, and the metabolism of the cell and the body and its regulation are included.
The course is based on lectures, group exercises and practical activities such as laboratory sessions and microscopy exercises. Some of the group exercises are compulsory.
Formats and requirements for examinationPassed written examination and approved participation in compulsory elements.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.