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Basic medical biology

Additional course evaluations for VM0110

Academic year 2021/2022

Basic medical biology (VM0110-10019) 2021-10-04 - 2022-01-09

Academic year 2020/2021

Basic medical biology (VM0110-10091) 2020-10-05 - 2021-01-10

Academic year 2019/2020

Basic medical biology (VM0110-10283) 2019-10-07 - 2020-01-12

Academic year 2018/2019

Basic medical biology (VM0110-10129) 2018-10-08 - 2019-01-13

Academic year 2017/2018

Basic medical biology (VM0110-10197) 2017-10-02 - 2018-01-07

VM0110 Basic medical biology, 20.0 Credits

Biomedicinsk baskurs

Syllabus approved



Veterinary Medicine

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Compulsory parts 5.00 1002
Histology 3.00 1003
Final exam 12.00 1004

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

Grading scale

Pass / Failed The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to:
• Mathematics 4
• Biology 2
• Chemistry 2


The 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.


The 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 examination

Passed 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.

Other information

  • 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.

Additional information

The Veterinary Medicine programme applies a predefined study path, and the students are obliged to take the courses in the order given by the programme syllabus.

Responsible department

Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry
Cooperating departments:
Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)
Replaces: VM0048
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Veterinary Medicine programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 65051 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Veterinary Medicine
Course code: VM0110 Application code: SLU-10100 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry Pace: 100%