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 science – a scientific approach
7.5 credits
The course gives an overview of the animal science field and theory of knowledge and research ethics. Focus is on the most common domesticated animals i.e. production, sport and companion animals. 150 credits of which 60 credits biology, animal science, equine science, veterinary nursing or veterinary medicine, or 60 credits agricultural sciences. Master in Biology
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. 180 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
Human nutrition and physiology,
15 credits
The course covers the occurrence, uptake and turnover of the main nutrients in food. It also describes the physiological processes involved in intake, digestion, and absorption of these nutrients. The link between dietary habits and the most common public health problems are also discussed Knowledge equivalent to 120 credits on basic level, incl. 60 credits in Food Science. Knowledge equivalent to 5 credits in animal physiology, 5 credits in cell biology and 10 credits in biochemistry is recommended. Biology, Biomedicine, Nursing
Anthrozoology in practice
15 credits, off-campus
The aim of this course is to increase the scientific knowledge in society concerning human and animal interactions, as well as awareness of the consequences of these interactions. The target group is all professionals who work with animals on a daily basis 180 credits in biology or animal science, incl 30 credits in zoology. Specialist Nursing, Psychiatric care, Biology

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 Welfare and Legislation, 7.5 credits,
Off-campus, 25%.

During the course, animal protection and animal welfare will be considered in different perspectives. The course includes discussions about societal views on animals and animal husbandry and reflections on how research can contribute to an improved animal welfare. General entry requirements. Biomedicin, biology
Breeding 1,
7.5 credits
The course provides general knowledge in livestock breeding, including biological variation and the function of genes, population genetics, conservation biology, inbreeding, and breeding programs. Ethical questions are discussed. Knowledge equivalent to 60 credits animal science or biology and 5 credits mathematics/statistics 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
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. At least 60 credits in biology, medicine, biomedicine, biotechnology, animal science, and 4.5 credits in genetics Biology, biomedicine, medicine, biotechnology
Small companion animals and laboratory animal science,
7.5 credits
The course provides knowledge on physiology, breeding, nutrition, etology and care of small companion animals, laws and regulations for companion animals and laboratory animals. 90 credits in animal science or biology incl. 5 credits physiology, 5 credits breeding, 5 credits nutrition and 5 credits ethology. Biology, biomedicine
Humans, Animals, Ecosystems – the One Health Approach in a Sustainable Global Animal Production,
7.5 credits, 25 %
This course will give an overall knowledge about, and understanding of, the opportunities and challenges for good health in humans, animals and ecosystems (One Health) in combination with a sustainable production of animal source foods globally. General entry requirements. Biology, environmental science
Ethology and Anthrozoology 1,
7.5 credits
The course gives an overview of the physiological and social effects of human-animal interactions. It deals with zoo, experimental, farm, fur and sports animals as well as pets. Knowledge equivalent to 45 credits of animal science, including 5 credits of ethology, or 45 credits biology, including 15 credits zoology and 5 credits ethology. Biology


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