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BIOI2291 Introduction to Biosciences 5 op

General description

First course in biosciences for students who have no previous background knowledge in the field.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course the student can describe in general terms: how genetic information flows in DNA replication, transcription, and translation; RNA splicing and alternative splicing; structure of DNA and chromosomes and how they change during gene regulation; how DNA sequence variants may effect protein structure and function or functions of DNA and RNA; how DNA and its variants form the basis of heredity; how dominant and recessive genes are inherited; basic mechanisms in energy metabolism and enzyme regulation; structures and functions of biological membranes and cytoskeleton.


Basics of cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and heredity for IT students. Biology and chemistry of DNA, RNA, and proteins. Cell structures and metabolism.

Modes of study

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


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Study materials

Essential cell biology / Bruce Alberts [and seven others]. 4th ed. New York : Garland Science, 2014.

Further information

You cannot take this course for credit if you have completed BIOI2201 Introduction to Molecular Bioscience.

Belongs to following study modules

Tulevaisuuden teknologioiden laitos
Biokemian laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Tulevaisuuden teknologioiden laitos
MDP in Bioinformatics
MDP in Embedded Computing
MDP in Digital Health and Life Sciences (Tech.)