BKBI011 Biology - lecture

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Ing. Lívia Eiselleová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. MUDr. Iva Slaninová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Straková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Michaela Bosáková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Ondřej Slabý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Jana Růžičková (assistant)
Mgr. Kateřina Cetkovská, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
doc. MUDr. Iva Slaninová, Ph.D.
Department of Biology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Ing. Lívia Eiselleová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Biology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Knowledge high-school biology on the level of Overview of High School Biology (https://is.muni.cz/auth/do/med/el/overview/overview_CZ.qwarp) or similar.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 10 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The main objectives of the course are:
- understanding the chemical composition, structure and properties of the main cellular components
- understanding the basic processes in the cell; and understanding the principles of pathology of these processes in cancer and genetic diseases
- understanding the basic principles of heredity
Learning outcomes
After completing the course the student will be able to:
- describe the composition, structure and functions of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
- Explain the principles of intercellular communication and cell differentiation
- Explain the principles of regulation and purpose of cell division (mitosis and meiosis)
- explain basic principles of heredity and nature of human genetic diseases, describe basic methods of gene diagnostics
- Explain the principles of tumour transformation
- application to nutrition
  • Week 1: Introduction. Biopolymers I - proteins
  • Week 2: Biopolymers II - nucleic acids. DNA replication
  • Week 3: From genes to proteins - genetic information and its expression
  • Week 4: Cell architecture, membrane system in cells
  • Week 5: Cytoskeletal system in cells
  • Week 6: Cell communication. Cell differentiation. Stem cells
  • Week 7: Mitosis and meiosis
  • Week 8: Cell division and cell cycle control, apoptosis
  • Week 9: Principles of heredity I
  • Week 10: Principles of heredity II
  • Week 11: Methods of genome studying. Gene diagnostics
  • Week 12: Bacteria and viruses
  • Week 13: Malignant transformation of cells. Cancer
  • Week 14: substitution lecture
    recommended literature
  • ALBERTS, Bruce. Základy buněčné biologie : úvod do molekulární biologie buňky. Translated by Arnošt Kotyk. 2. vyd. Ústí nad Labem: Espero Publishing, 2004. xxvi, 630. ISBN 8090290620. info
  • PRITCHARD, D. J. and Bruce R. KORF. Základy lékařské genetiky. první české vydání. Praha: Galén, 2007. 182 stran. ISBN 9788072624492. info
Teaching methods
lecture and class discussion
Assessment methods
The course is completed with a written examination test with 60 questions (30 multiple choice questions, where negative marking applies for incorrect answers + 30 questions where the student chooses from true/false). At least 30 points out of 60 are needed to pass. More information on the exam to be found on https://is.muni.cz/auth/el/1411/podzim2017/BKBI011/op/Informace_a_pokyny_ke_zkousce.pdf
The exam requires knowledge discussed at the lectures. The exam tests the understanding of the discussed knowledge.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
You can find all important information about the course organisation, study materials, etc., in the Interactive syllabus of the course: https://is.muni.cz/auth/el/1411/podzim2019/BKBI011/index.qwarp.

When you lack understanding of some topic from the lectures, study the respective topic in the recommended text books at the extent of the syllabus, or come to discuss the problem in the consulting hours.

The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019.
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