BLMB011c Molecular and Cellular Biology - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
0/3/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Gabriela Páchniková (seminar tutor)
prof. Ing. Petr Dvořák, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Cetkovská, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Jana Růžičková (assistant)
Mgr. Kateřina Straková, Ph.D. (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
Timetable
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.
Syllabus
  • Week 1: Instructions. Non-cellular organisms and infectious agents
  • Week 2: Prokaryotic cells and their medical significance
  • Week 3: Microscopic observation of eukaryotic cells
  • Week 4: In vitro culture of human cells - significance for medical research
  • Week 5: Plasma membrane - osmosis, cell fusion
  • Week 6: Principles of electron microscopy, cellular ultrastructure
  • Week 7: DNA structure and replication
  • Week 8: Transcription and translation
  • Week 9: Methods of cell cycle studying
  • Week 10: substitution practices
  • Week 11: Mitosis observation under light microscope
  • Week 12: Biological significance of meiosis - gametogenesis
  • Week 13: Human karyotype and chromosomal abnormalities
  • Week 14: Genetic disorders - autosomal inheritance
  • Week 15: credit awarding
Literature
    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.
Requirements for course completion: full attendance in the practices (1 absence, excused or unexcused, is allowed); all protocols completed (also for missed lessons) and checked and signed by appropriate teachers; activity in the practices.
In case of student’s late arrival to the practice or poor activity at the practice, student is required to write an essay in the length of 2 pages on a given topic. Same for the case of 2nd and any additional absence in practices (excused or unexcused). 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 all excused by the Office for Studies within 5 days from the beginning of the absence and introduced to the Information System), it is addressed individually and course-unit credit is awarded only after the proof of the student's knowledge of the entire semester topics from lectures and practices in a Credit test (20 questions: 10 test questions, multiple answers can be correct, negative marking is obtained for incorrect answers + 10 given terms for written explanation. At least 14 points out of 20 are needed to pass.)
In case of 4 or more unexcused absences, course-unit credit is not awarded.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
https://is.muni.cz/auth/el/1411/podzim2015/BLMB011c/index.qwarp
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 2015, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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