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PVS0108

Epigenetik och reproduktion

Comparative aspects of epigenetic modifications in humans and animals will be covered as well as ethical aspects. The course will include lectures, group work and student presentations.

Kursplan

PVS0108 Epigenetik och reproduktion, 1,5 Hp

Ämnen

Biologi

Utbildningens nivå

Forskarnivå

Förkunskapskrav

Minimum master degree in biology, medicine, reproductive health, nursing, veterinary medicine, animal science or equivalent

Mål

The aim of the course is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of epigenetic modifications and how they influence gene regulation in relation to reproduction

After completing the course the student shall be able to…

1) Explain how epigenetic factors influence reproductive mechanisms

2) Describe ethical aspects and use the knowledge in relation to epigenetics

3) Describe epigenetic changes after assisted reproduction

4) Explain mechanisms behind stem cells and their differentiation

5) Implement methodology in epigenetic studies

Innehåll

Comparative aspects of epigenetic modifications in humans and animals will be covered as well as ethical aspects. The course will include lectures, group work and student presentations.

Examinationsformer och fordringar för godkänd kurs

Successful completion requires 80 % attendance. Participation in discussions during lectures, oral presentation of student’s own research and oral presentations of group work

Ansvarig institution/motsvarande

Institutionen för Kliniska vetenskaper