aVLBI0121s Biology I - seminar

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
0/1. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Kateřina Cetkovská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. Ing. Petr Dvořák, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. MUDr. Iva Slaninová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Stjepan Uldrijan, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Věra Nováková, 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
Mon 26. 9. to Fri 6. 1. Fri 15:20–16:10 A11/334; and Fri 23. 9. 16:20–17:10 A11/334
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
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aVLBI0121s/34: No timetable has been entered into IS.
aVLBI0121s/35: No timetable has been entered into IS.
aVLBI0121s/36: No timetable has been entered into IS.
aVLBI0121s/37: No timetable has been entered into IS.
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aVLBI0121s/39: No timetable has been entered into IS.
Prerequisites
Seminars revise the knowledge discussed at the Biology lectures - knowledge from the lectures is required.
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
The aim of the seminars is to revise and deepen the knowledge discussed at the respective Biology lecture, and especially to put them in a broader medical context. By interactive problem-solving tasks students will practise how to apply theoretical knowledge into medical practice.
Syllabus
  • Week 1:
  • Introduction to medical biology - from understanding of cellular principle to modern biomedicine (Mgr. Kateřina Cetkovská, Ph.D.)
  • Week 2:
  • Bacteria and viruses – characteristics, reproduction strategies and principles of treatment (Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D.)
  • Week 3:
  • Structure, functions and function anomalies of eukaryotic cells (Mgr. Kateřina Cetkovská, Ph.D.)
  • Week 4:
  • Cells in the context of the entire organism – principles of cell adhesion and intercellular communication (Mgr. Kateřina Cetkovská, Ph.D.)
  • Week 5:
  • Cell signalling and the principle of cell differentiation (Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D.)
  • Week 6:
  • Cell death – mechanisms and regulation of apoptosis and its significance for medicine (Mgr. Kateřina Cetkovská, Ph.D.)
  • Week 7:
  • The importance of genetic information – the journey from a gene to protein; DNA replication (Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D.)
  • Week 8:
  • Cell cycle – molecular mechanisms of regulation and significance for oncology (Mgr. Stjepan Uldrijan, CSc.)
  • Week 9:
  • Mitotic division in normal and cancer cells (Mgr. Kateřina Cetkovská, Ph.D.)
  • Week 10:
  • dissection week - no seminar
  • Week 11:
  • Meiosis and the principle of genetic variability (Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D.)
  • Week 12:
  • The basics of genetics, the nature of dominance and recessivity (Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D.)
  • Week 13:
  • Genetics of human diseases – molecular principles of genetically determined diseases (doc. MUDr. Iva Slaninová, Ph.D.)
  • Week 14:
  • Epigenetics – the link between genes and environment (Mgr. Stjepan Uldrijan, CSc.)
  • Week 15:
  • substitution seminar (Mgr. Kateřina Cetkovská, Ph.D.)
Literature
    required literature
  • Essential cell biology. Edited by Bruce Alberts. 3rd ed. New York: Garland Science, 2009. 1 v. ISBN 9780815341307. info
  • Medical genetics at a glance. Edited by D. J. Pritchard - Bruce R. Korf. 3rd ed. Chichester, England: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. 1 online r. ISBN 9781118689028. info
Teaching methods
Seminar is organized in an interactive way based on class discussions, problem solving and voting using a voting system.
Assessment methods
Seminar attendance is mandatory.
Requirements for course completion - full attendance in the seminars (1 absence, excused or unexcused, is allowed). Other absences have to be excused by the Office for Studies within 5 days from the beginning of the absence and introduced into the Information System (IS).
Students continue with following subjects without proof of this semester's knowledge. The subject is followed by Biology II-lecture (VLBI0222p) that is completed with a written examination test covering the knowledge of all Biology topics from both semesters (lectures, seminars, practices).
Language of instruction
English
Follow-Up Courses
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/podzim2016/aVLBI0121s/index.qwarp
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2016, recent)
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