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BIOI2230 Introduction to Genetics 4 ECTS
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Learning outcomes

After completing this course the student can: describe how dominant and recessive genes are inherited; explain several ways in which gene variants can lead to malfunctions in gene products; describe some non-classical modes of inheritance and recognize them in pedigrees; explain basic concepts of gene regulation, epigenetics, evolution, and phylogenetics; and produce phylogenetic trees with computer software and interpret some implications of such trees.


Basics of classical genetics, cytogenetics, population genetics, evolution and medical genetics.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

No bioscience background is required.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Lectures, in-class exercises, compulsory on-line assignment, final examination on lectured and exercised topics.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Study materials

Will be presented during first lecture.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Future Technologies
Department of Future Technologies
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Department of Future Technologies
DP in Computer Science
DP in Computer Science
DP Bachelor of Science in Techn.(Communication St)
DP in Information and Communication Technology
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