BLMB011c Molecular and Cellular Biology - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
0/3/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Gabriela Páchniková (seminar tutor)
prof. Ing. Petr Dvořák, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Cetkovská, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Hana Hříbková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Jana Růžičková (assistant)
Mgr. Martina Vráblíková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. Ing. Petr Dvořák, CSc.
Department of Biology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Biology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Wed 8:30–11:00 B07/205a
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
After completion of the course student: operates light microscope; understands the basics of electron microscopy or the methods of karyotyping; is able to evaluate the risk of hereditary diseases in a patient on the basis of assigned family anamnesis of this disease; is able to design and evaluate simple biological experiment. Student is also able to apply this knowledge and skills in following subjects and in practice.
  • Introduction. Viruses.
  • Microscopic and submicroscopic structure of prokaryotic cells.
  • Microscopic structure of eukaryotic cells.
  • Tissue and cell cultures.
  • Biomembranes. Osmosis.
  • Electron microscopy.
  • DNA structure and DNA replication.
  • Expression of genetic information.
  • Cell cycle.
  • Mitosis.
  • Meiosis.
  • Human karyotype. Chromosomal aberrations.
  • Autosomal and gonosomal inheritance.
    required literature
  • Aktuální protokoly k praktickým cvičením jsou dostupné pouze v elektronické podobě na stránkách informačního systému MU (ISu): Studijní materiály předmětu BLMB011c
Teaching methods
laboratory practise, class discussion
Assessment methods
Practical classes are mandatory.
Bring printed protocol for each practice, and your own writing materials. Download protocol for each practical class from the Study materials in the IS, and study it in advance. Lab shoes, lab coats and disposable gloves are not required.
Requirements for course completion: attendance in the practical classes, all protocols completed (also for missed lessons) ad checked and signed by appropriate teachers, activity in the practical classes. 1 absence (excused or unexcused) is allowed.
In case of 2nd absence (excused or unexcused), student is required to write an essay in the length of 2 pages on a given topic. Find the instructions for essay writing in the Course-related instructions in the IS, bring the essay printed to the teacher who specified the topic and be ready to answer the teacher's questions regarding the topic.
In case of 3 absences (or more than 3 absences excused by the Office for Studies in 5 days from the beginning of the absence and introduced into the Information System), it is addressed individually and credit is given only after the proof of the student's knowledge of the whole semester topics in a so-called Credit test (20 questions: 10 test questions, multiple answers can be correct + 10 given terms for written explanation. Student need to reach at least 14 points out of 20).
In case of 4 or more unexcused absences, credit is not awarded.
Substitution of practical classes: in case of illness, or appointment at the doctor’s, student can exceptionally arrange a substitution with another group on the same teaching week. To arrange a substitution, write an e-mail to the contact person of the subject at least 24 hours in advance. Repeated substitution with other groups is not allowed.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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