Cell Biology, Immunology and Genetics


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in Microbiology, Biochemistry

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim is to give the student a thorough insight in

  • Eukaryotic cell biology and genetics and an overview of immunology
  • Eukaryotic cell compartments, organelles, membranes and transport mechanisms
  • Cytoskeleton, cell-cycle, and cell-division, mitosis and meiosis
  • Signal transduction
  • Mendel’s laws
  • Chromosomes and heredity
  • Genotype, phenotype, and their correlation
  • Genetic variability and diseases
  • The composition and function of the immune system
  • The role of the immune system in preventing and fighting, but also in causing disease
  • Cell biologic, genetic, and immunologic methods

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • account for the composition of the eukaryotic cell 
  • account for the composition and function of the organelles of the eukaryotic cell
  • describe inter and intra cellular communication
  • account for the background for inheritance
  • account for the theory on heredity and evolution
  • account for and evaluate selected cell biologic, genetic, and immunologic methods and techniques
  • account for central elements of the immune system
  • account for the basic mechanisms of the immune system, including the potential pathologic developments

Type of instruction



Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examCell biology, Immunology and Genetics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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, immunologi og genetik
Module codeK-BT-K1-5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science