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 non-scheduled courses or courses in prevous 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 course search page.

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Postgraduate courses at SLU

Introduction to bioinformatics
10 credits, Aug – Oct 2022
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.
One Health – Concept, cases and methodology
3 credits, Oct 2022, off campus
The course will give a theoretical overview of what the One Health concept is, and why a one health approach is necessary to provide efficient solutions to the global challenges of our time.
Genome analysis,
10 credits, not scheduled
Methods for studies on prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes, including domestic animals, and advanced knowledge of genome organization and genome evolution.
Laboratory animal science,
1.5 credits, not schedued
Laws and regulations and how to apply for the permissions and the keeping of journals required by law. Ethics, ethical evaluation and how to write an ethical application. Experimental planning and alternative methods. Stress, pain, pain treatment and well-being
Animal ethics,
3 credits, Nov – Dec 2022
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, Nov 2022 – Jan 2023
The course includes the same topics as the 3 credits course above, and in addition, a 1.5 credit writing task, preferably on an ethical issue in the participant’s own project.

Postgraduate courses at UU

Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy

Introduction to Diabetes Research,
2 credits, Sep 2022
The course includes different aspects of diabetes, including common causes of diabetes, physiological and metabolic changes associated with diabetes, strategies to prevent and treat diabetes and the societal impact of the disease. Theoretical parts are mixed with group work.
3D printing and bioprinting in the life sciences,
10 weeks Oct–Dec 2022, 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, autumn 2022
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.
Introduction to Image Analysis Software
1.5 credits, Sep 2022
The course is suitable for those beginning or wanting to start image analysis and is very hands-on. There are two targets, understanding the fundamental of image analysis and learning how to use particular software, which is pursued in parallel.
Methods for cell analysis
7 days, Oct 2022
Students will get an overview and in depth knowledge about the recent technologies on the field of Light Microscopy, Electron microscopy and Flow Cytometry. The course is based on a lecture series and practical hands on sessions.

Last modified: 2022-08-23