Postgraduate education

As part of promoting an increased research collaboration some of U-Share’s activities are directed at the future scientist – postgraduate students at our universities.


Both UU and SLU have a range of courses at the advanced or postgraduate level that might be of interest for doctoral student at the other university. See information below about available courses.

Please note that the lists contain courses that might not be given every semester/year. Therefore some links go to courses in previous semesters. Lists of courses in different semesters can be found at the Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy. Postgraduate courses at SLU can be found on their search page.

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Postgraduate courses at SLU

Genome analysis,
10 credits
Methods for studies on prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes, including domestic animals, and advanced knowledge of genome organization and genome evolution.
Flow cytometry, cell analysis and sorting,
5.0 credits
Course contents include basic components of flow cytometers and confocal laser scanning microscopes, interpretation of data from flow cytometry software, and the principles of cell sorting. After the course students shall be able to apply flow cytometry in their research.
Animal ethics,
3 credits
Lectures and seminars that give an overview of differences between ethics and legislation, elements in ethical argumentation, relation between animal science and animal ethics, description of normative ethical theories used in animal ethics, and an introduction to relevant issues.
Animal ethics,
4.5 credits
The course is structured in two parts: Section A (3 ECTS) which gives an overview of e.g. differences between ethics and legislation, elements in ethical argumentation, relation between animal science and animal ethics, and an introduction to relevant issues e.g. historical and societal overview of human-animal interaction, reasons for human use of animals, ethical aspects of this use in terms of un/necessary suffering, integrity, responsibilities, limits, interests, behaviour and needs (for both humans and animals). Section B (1,5 ECTS) contains a writing task, preferably on an ethical issue in the participant’s own project.
Introduction to bioinformatics,
10 credits
The course aims to give the student a solid foundation in the basic methods of bioinformatics. It will cover the theories, algorithms and practical applications of computer-based methods for analysis of DNA sequences and protein structures

Postgraduate courses at UU

Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy

Methods for Cell Analysis,
8 days
The course is based on a lecture series and practical hands-on sessions and provides both an overview and in-depth knowledge about the recent technologies in the field of light microscopy, image analysis, electron microscopy, flow cytometry and cells sorting.
Introduction to image analysis software,
5 days
The course is intended for students who need to make measurements from images. The aim is to discover the power of image analysis and become proficient in using the Fiji version of ImageJ and Cell Profile.
3D printing and bioprinting in the life sciences,
10 weeks 33%; evenings
The course introduces the possibilities and opportunities that 3D-printing and bioprinting offer researchers and innovators within medicine, biology and biochemistry. 
Laboratory Animal Science – This online education in Laboratory Animal Science aims to comply with EU and Swedish legislation regarding the protection of animals used for research purposes. The contents of the specific courses give you theoretical knowledge specific to the indicated species. The completion of the online education is a prerequisite for access to train your practical skills. The contents of the practical part of the education is set to an agreed minimum level of competence, decided by the board of the Nordic consortium for laboratory animal science.
Health Innovation - an interdisciplinary approach,
7.5 credits
The course aims to provide PhD students with knowledge of - and insight into – how innovative processes work and how innovative thinking can be implemented in interdisciplinary teams to solve problems.

Last modified: 2021-06-01