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Undergraduate courses at SLU

Below we present a selection of courses at SLU that could be of interest for UU students. A suggestion for which students the courses might be relevant is also indicated.

Please note that admission requirements must be checked for each course. Also, some courses in the list might not be given every semester/year. Therefore some links might direct you to courses in previous semesters. Courses can also be found by searching the SLU course web.

Advanced level courses

Course Content in summary Admission requirements (in brief) For students studying:
Genome analysis,
15 credits
Provides advanced knowledge of methods for studying eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes, and about genome organization and genome evolution. The course content is directed towards genome analysis on domestic animals and plants but the methodological and theoretical aspects are applicable on many different organisms. 180 credits of which 60 credits in biology, animal science, equine science, veterinary nursing or veterinary medicine, or 60 credits in agricultural sciences. Master Medical Research,
Master Biomedicine, Master in Biology   
Animal genetics - health, behaviour and welfare,
15 credits
Advanced knowledge in disease genetics and the genetic background of behaviours, and understanding of the consequences of current breeding for animals’ health and behaviour. 120 credits of which 60 credits biology, animal and dairy science, equine science, veterinary nursing or veterinary medicine, including 5 credits genetics. Biology,
Master in Biology
Clinical genomics in veterinary medicine,
7.5 credits,
off-campus course
The course provides knowledge about the composition and function of domestic animal genomes, and the functional role of genetic and epigenetic factors for the occurrence of diseases, malformations and developmental defects. Equivalent to 120 at the basic level, out of which 90 credits in veterinary medicine, animal science, biology, medicine, biomedicine or biotechnology, including at least 4.5 credits genetics. Biomedicine, Master Biomedicine, Biology,
Master in Biology
Bioinformatics,
15 credits
The course provides a solid basis in basic bioinformatic methods. It covers the theories, algorithms and practical applications of computer-based methodology for the analysis of DNA sequences and protein structures. 120 credits, of which 60 credits biology, animal science, agricultural sciences, equine science, veterinary nursing or veterinary medicine, including 15 credits cell biology, molecular genetics or genetics/breeding. Master Biomedicine, Master in Biology
Veterinary infection biology, parasitology and mycology,
15 credits
The course aims to give in-depth knowledge of infectious diseases and infectious agents affecting domestic animals, sport animals and companion animals. Disease mechanisms are also discussed, focusing on interactions between the infectious agents and the immune system of the animal host. 180 credits in biology, biomedicine, biosciences, pharma-ceutical chemistry, agronomy, animal science, veterinary medicine, animal care or the equivalent. Master Biomedicine, Master in Biology
Animal welfare and behaviour,
15 credits
The course provides advanced knowledge of the basic need, behaviour, environment and welfare of animal and the relationships between these. 120 credits of which 60 credits biology, animal and dairy science, equine science, veterinary nursing or veterinary medicine, or 60 credits agricultural sciences. Biomedicine, Master Biomedicine, Biology,
Master in Biology
Nature based interventions,
15 credits,
off-campus course
Give insights about how natural environments - as gardens and forests - can be used as foundation for different kinds of health promoting interventions. The potential role of nature based intervention in society as part of programs for rehabilitation, health care and life-style change, will be demonstrated. Knowledge equivalent to 120 credits at first cycle and 15 credits at second cycle. Master Public Health,
Nursing,
Specialist Nursing
Pharmacodynamics from an in vivo perspective,
5 credits
The course aims at studying the factors determining the onset, intensity and duration of a pharmacodynamic response in vivo in addition to comparative studies on within and between individual variability in the pharmacological response in animals and man. 180 credits within one of the  programmes in: veterinary science, pharmacy, chemistry, biology, physics, chemical/biotechnology engineering or medicine.  Pharmacy,
Master Pharmaceutical Modelling,
Master Biomedicine, Master in Biology,
Master Medical Research
Molecular infection biology,
3 credits
This course addresses molecular aspects of infection biology from a broad perspective, covering e.g. different microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and archaea, interactions between microorganisms and well as between microorganism and its host, and methods used to study these organism and interactions. PhD or MSc students in animal science, biology, veterinary medicine, food science, nutrition, nursing, medicine, infection biology or related subjects Master Biomedicine, Master in Biology, Master Medical Research,
Master molecular Medicine, Specialist Nursing

Basic level courses

Course Contents in summuary Admission requirements (in brief) For students studying:
Animal Welfare and Legislation,
7.5 credits
The course deals with the scientific basis for legislation, the legislative process, and the consequences of legislation for the animals in different contexts such as housing, handling, transport, competitions, breeding, experiments, slaughter and euthanasia. Both Swedish and European legislation is covered. Knowledge equivalent to 45 credits of animal science or 45 credits of biology, including 15 credits of zoology. Biomedicine, Biology
Animal Biology – Physiology,
15 credits
The course covers basic anatomy and physiology of common domestic animals, thus providing the basic knowledge needed for understanding normal functions of healthy animals. Knowledge equivalent to 30 credits animal science/biology, including at least 10 credits biochemistry and cell biology, and 3 credits animal anatomy Biology
Animal Physiology,
7.5 credits
The course covers basic anatomy and physiology of common domestic animals, thus providing the basic knowledge needed for understanding normal functions of healthy animals. The equivalent of at least 10 credits in total in biochemistry and cell biology. Biology
Ethology and animal welfare, 15 credits The course will give a basic knowledge of ethology and animal welfare as scientific subjects. General entry requirements. Biomedicine, Biology
Human nutrition,
10 credits
The course provides an overview of the body’s nutritional needs and the metabolism of nutrients. Swedish nutritional recommendations, national and global food habits, energy balance and nutritional status are discussed. Knowledge equivalent to 60 credits biology, including at least 10 credits biochemistry, 5 credits human or animal physiology and 10 credits food chemistry. Biology, Biomedicine, Nursing
Animal Breeding,
15 credits
The course provides general knowledge in animal breeding, including biological variation, evolution, and strategies to genetically improve the characteristics of domestic animals. Ethics and strategies to minimise inbreeding are also discussed. Knowledge equivalent to to 60 credits in animal science/biology, including at least 5 credits in genetics. In addition, knowledge equivalent to at least 10 credits in statistics, including 5 credits variance analysis and regression. Biology
Environmental and animal ethics,
7.5 credits
Environment and animal ethics concern questions about how humans should relate to nature and animals. This course covers central concepts for the discussion about human stewardship and sustainable use of biological natural resources. General entry requirements. Biology