Biological Model Systems, 7.5 Credits

An overview will be presented of the different model systems used within life science, describing how they have contributed to our understanding of biology. This includes microbial models (bacteria, yeast), animal models (Caenorhabditis elegans, banana fly, zebrafish, chicken, mouse, rat), plant models (Arabidopsis) and in vitro experimental models (cell cultures, organoids, stem cells). The pros and cons of the different models will be highlighted. Furthermore, the types of biological questions that can be studied and the methods used with each model system will be discussed. The ethical regulations governing the use of laboratory animals and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) will be introduced. A practical moment using selected models will be included.

ECTS Credits

7.5 Credits

Level of education

First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (G2F)


School of Science and Technology

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: 30 credits in Biology including Cell Biology 15 Credits and Physiology 7,5 Credits. An additionally 30 Credits in Chemistry or Biology.

Selection: Guaranteed place

Course syllabus

Application code: X5709