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 genetics - health, behaviour and welfare,
15 credits
Advanced knowledge in disease genetics and the genetic background of behaviours, and understanding of the consequences of current breeding for animals’ health and behaviour. 120 credits of which 60 credits biology, animal and dairy science, equine science, veterinary nursing or veterinary medicine, including 5 credits genetics. Biology,
Master in 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. Equivalent to 120 at the basic level, out of which 90 credits in veterinary medicine, animal science, biology, medicine, biomedicine or biotechnology, including at least 4.5 credits genetics. Biomedicine, Master Biomedicine, Biology,
Master in Biology
Bioinformatics,
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. 120 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
Animal welfare and behaviour,
15 credits
The course provides advanced knowledge of the basic need, behaviour, environment and welfare of animal and the relationships between these. 120 credits of which 60 credits biology, animal and dairy science, equine science, veterinary nursing or veterinary medicine, or 60 credits agricultural sciences. Biomedicine, Master Biomedicine, Biology,
Master in Biology
Nature and animal assisted interventions,
15 credits,
off-campus course
The course discusses how natural elements such as plants and animals can be used in health promoting work as part of therapy, rehabilitation and programmes for prevention and establishment of health promoting every-day habits for different groups. Knowledge equivalent to 120 credits at first cycle. Master Public Health, Nursing, Specialist Nursing
Animal science – a scientific approach
15 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. 180 credits of which 60 credits biology, animal science, equine science, veterinary nursing or veterinary medicine, or 60 credits agricultural sciences. Master in 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 Biology – Physiology,
15 credits
The course covers basic anatomy and physiology of common domestic animals, thus providing the basic knowledge needed for understanding normal functions of healthy animals. Knowledge equivalent to 30 credits animal science/biology, including at least 10 credits biochemistry and cell biology, and 3 credits animal anatomy Biology
Animal Physiology,
7.5 credits
The course covers basic anatomy and physiology of common domestic animals, thus providing the basic knowledge needed for understanding normal functions of healthy animals. The equivalent of at least 10 credits in total in biochemistry and cell biology. Biology
Ethology and animal welfare, 15 credits The course will give a basic knowledge of ethology and animal welfare as scientific subjects. General entry requirements. Biomedicine, 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
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