Cell Biology and Genetics


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in Biomolecules and Biochemistry I, Biochemistry II or similar

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

  • Classical genetics
  • Chromosomes and heridity
  • The structure and organization of the genetic material
  • Genetic variation, mutations, conjugation, transfection, transformation, mitosis, meiosis and mobile genetic elements
  • The prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
  • The eukaryotic organelles and their function

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module 

  • Can understand the central principles within classical genetics
  • Can describe how genetic variation can arise, including mutations, recombination of DNA and exchange of genetic material between individuals/species
  • Can account for the background of heredity
  • Can describe the construction of prokaryotic cells
  • Can describe the construction of eukaryotic cells and their organelles
  • Can account for communication between cells


  • Can describe the classical and the modern genetics
  • Can describe the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells

Type of instruction

  • Lectures and calculation exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examCell Biology and Genetics
Type of exam
Written exam
4 hours
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleCellebiologi og genetik
Module codeK-BBT-B5-6
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Sustainable Biotechnology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science