ZLBC0422s Biochemistry II - seminar

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
doc. PharmDr. Jiří Kos, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Michaela Králíková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jiří Slanina, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. RNDr. Josef Tomandl, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. RNDr. Jiří Dostál, CSc. (assistant)
Mgr. David Galuška (assistant)
Mgr. Jana Gregorová, Ph.D. (assistant)
RNDr. Hana Paulová, CSc. (assistant)
doc. Mgr. Ondřej Peš, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Jindra Smutná, Ph.D. (assistant)
PharmDr. Kristýna Šebrlová, Ph.D. (assistant)
prof. RNDr. Eva Táborská, CSc. (assistant)
Mgr. Marie Tomandlová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Josef Tomandl, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry – Theoretical Departments – Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: RNDr. Hana Paulová, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Biochemistry – Theoretical Departments – Faculty of Medicine
Timetable of Seminar Groups
ZLBC0422s/21: Fri 11:00–12:40 A16/213, J. Slanina
ZLBC0422s/22: Fri 11:00–12:40 A16/215, J. Kos, M. Králíková
ZLBC0422s/23: Fri 11:00–12:40 A16/213, J. Slanina
ZLBC0422s/24: No timetable has been entered into IS.
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( ZLBC0321s Biochemistry I - seminar || ZLBC0221s Biochemistry I - seminar ) && ZLFY0321s Physiology I - sem. && ZLBI0222p Biology II-lect.
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
Course objectives
Seminars are complementary to Biochemistry lecture (ZLBC0422p). The knowledge of intermediary metabolism, characteristic features of metabolism of individual organs and tissues and metabolism at various conditions of organism (well fed state, fasting, starvation, metabolic stress, obesity, metabolic syndrome)are thoroughly practiced during Biochemistry seminars.
Learning outcomes
The student is able to explain the interrelationship between the metabolism of nutrients under different states of the organism. Describes the metabolic characteristics of major organs and tissues and major disorders, discusses their association with diseases. Understands and discusses principles of maintaining homeostasis and acid-base balance in the organism, including modeling situations It discusses the composition of body fluids and their disorders in connection with the principles of homeostasis. It explains the principles of metabolism regulation at all levels.
  • Factors affecting results and interpretation of examinations. Enzymes in clinical diagnostics.
  • Blood glucose. Diabetes mellitus.
  • Plasma lipoproteins, interconversion. Cholesterol transport and balance.
  • Protein and amino acid transformations, transport of ammonia. Proteins in nutrition.
  • Integration of nutrient metabolism in various states and during stress. Metabolic syndrome.
  • Liver functions, role in metabolism of nutrients, hormones, and vitamins. Catabolism of heme, hyperbilirubinemias.
  • Water and mineral metabolism. Sodium and water homeostasis, osmolality and volemia.
  • Acid-base balance, parameters, regulation, disorders. Buffer bases. Transport of O2 and CO2.
  • Major functions of kidneys. Glomerular filtration. Tubular resorption and secretion.
  • Biotransformation of xenobiotics. Metabolism of alcohol.
  • Receptors and signal transduction.
  • Metabolism of Ca, P and F. Composition and metabolism of bones and teeth.
  • Saliva biochemistry. Influence of nutrition on oral health.
    required literature
  • Studijní podklady a materiály k předmětu dostupné v IS MUNI.
  • LEDVINA, Miroslav, Alena STOKLASOVÁ and Jaroslav CERMAN. Biochemie pro studující medicíny. 3. vydání. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, nakladatelství Karolinum. 269 stran. ISBN 9788024647487. 2020. info
    recommended literature
  • KOOLMAN, Jan and Klaus-Heinrich RÖHM. Barevný atlas biochemie. Translated by Vladimír Benda - Martin Vejražka - Jiří Jonák. 1. české vydání. Praha: Grada. xiv, 498. ISBN 9788024729770. 2012. info
Teaching methods
Seminary course. Class discussions on assigned topics.
Assessment methods
Credit. Conditions for giving the course-unit credit:
1) completion of all seminars and 2) completion of in-term tests.
Failure to meet the requirements of in-term tests requires a resit test, which may be repeated only once. All absences must be made up before a resit test.
Detailed conditions are published in Study materials posted under the course/Interactive Syllabus.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
General note: Úspěšné ukončení předmětu je podmínkou přístupu ke zkoušce v předmětu ZLBC0422p.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
Information to seminars, the conditions for giving the course-unit credit and the syllabus are available in the IS MUNI in the Course-related instructions.
Consultations are possible after a personal arrangement with the teacher.
The course is also listed under the following terms spring 2020, spring 2021, spring 2022, spring 2023.
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