aVLBI0121s Biology I - seminar

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Kateřina Cetkovská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Lívia Eiselleová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Straková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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
Thu 20. 9. to Fri 21. 12. Thu 11:30–12:20 A11/114, except Thu 13. 12.
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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 main objectives of the course are:
- to revise and deepen the knowledge discussed at the respective Biology lecture
- to set this knowledge into a broader medical context
Learning outcomes
After completing the course the student will be able to:
- explain elementary processes taking place in cells and human body (gene expression, intercellular communication, cell differentiation, cell division, cell death) and their purposes
- express the basic coherence between malfunctioning cellular processes and development of diseases
- explain the general mechanism of pathogenesis in bacterial and viral diseases
- explain the general mechanism of pathogenesis of gene mutations and chromosome aberrations in humans, and illustrate it with examples
- explain the effects of therapies interacting with cellular processes; explain the principles of anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-mitotic treatment
Syllabus
  • Introduction to medical biology – from understanding the cellular principle to modern biomedicine
  • Bacteria and viruses – characteristics, reproduction strategies and principles of treatment
  • Structure, functions and function anomalies of eukaryotic cells
  • Cell signalling and the principle of cell differentiation
  • Cells in the context of the entire organism – principles of cell adhesion and intercellular communication
  • The importance of genetic information – the journey from a gene to protein; DNA replication
  • Cell cycle – molecular mechanisms of regulation and significance for oncology
  • Mitotic division in normal and cancer cells
  • Meiosis and the principle of genetic variability
  • The basics of genetics, the nature of dominance and recessivity
  • Genetics of human diseases – molecular principles of genetically determined disorders
  • Cell death – mechanisms and regulation of apoptosis and its significance for medicine
  • Epigenetics – the link between genes and environment
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
discussions, problem solving and interaction using a voting system
Assessment methods
Without examination - Biology I is continued with Biology II which is completed with a written examination test. Requirements for course completion: full attendance in the seminars.
Language of instruction
English
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 15.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
https://is.muni.cz/auth/el/1411/podzim2018/aVLBI0121s/index.qwarp
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (autumn 2018, recent)
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