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BIOL1301 Basic Genetics 3 ECTS
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The information is in the Teaching Schedules.

General description

Lectures are given in Finnish, but it is possible to pass the course in English (see below).

Learning outcomes

Ths students has a solid understaning on the reseach area and applications of genetics and evolutionary biology.


Main features of inheritance, genes, genomes and their function different organisms together with main methods.
Inroduction to population genetics and speciation.

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Lectures in Finnish. Everyone has the option to pass this course in English via the web. For this option you need to buy the textbook with the web resources from the publisher accoding to instructions found on the Moodle page of the course.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
  • In Finnish
Written exam
  • In English
  • In Finnish

To gain the required points in each of the weekly assignments.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Study materials

Morris J et al. (2016) Biology - How life works. Second ed. Macmillan. Chapters 11-24

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Biochemistry
Department of Biology
Department of Biology
Department of Biology
Department of Biology
Department of Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Biology
DP in Biology
DP in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
DP in Physiology and Genetics
DP in Biology Education Track
Finnish Study Modules