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 science – a scientific approach
7.5 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. 150 credits of which 60 credits biology, animal science, equine science, veterinary nursing or veterinary medicine, or 60 credits agricultural sciences. Master in Biology
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. 180 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
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
Anthrozoology in practice
15 credits, off-campus
The aim of this course is to increase the scientific knowledge in society concerning human and animal interactions, as well as awareness of the consequences of these interactions. The target group is all professionals who work with animals on a daily basis 180 credits in biology or animal science, incl 30 credits in zoology. Specialist Nursing, Psychiatric care, Biology

Basic level courses

Course Contents in summuary Admission requirements (in brief) For students studying:
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 Less than 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements. Biology
Ethology and animal welfare,
15 credits
The course will give a basic knowledge of ethology and animal welfare Entry requirements only from upper secondary school. Biology, Biomedicine
Basic animal breeding and genetics,
7.5 credits Off-campus course
This distance course gives an introduction to genetics of domestic animals, for example dogs, horses, sheep, cows. All aspects from the DNA of a single individual to the variation and changes in a group of animals are covered in the course Knowledge equivalent to 30 credits animal science or 30 credits biology Biology
Dog and cat ethology,
7.5 credits
off-campus course
For students who want to learn more about the normal behaviour of cats and dogs, and their evolutionary origin and adaptations. The course will also highlight animal welfare including relevant legislation, causes behind problematic behavior and how this can be prevented. General entry requirements. Biology,
Dog and cat owners


Last modified: 2022-06-28