aVLBI0121c Biology I - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
0/3. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. Ing. Petr Dvořák, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lukáš Bálek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Cetkovská, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Lívia Eiselleová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Linda Grillová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Iva Gudernová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Hana Hříbková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Šárka Jelínková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Aneta Kohutová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Žaneta Konečná, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Gabriela Páchniková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lenka Paštěková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Iva Pernicová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Martin Pešl, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jakub Pivnička (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Vladimír Rotrekl, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Anton Salykin, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. MUDr. Iva Slaninová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Kateřina Snopková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Váňová, Ph.D. (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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
aVLBI0121c/30: Thu 8:30–11:00 B07/214
aVLBI0121c/31: Mon 12:30–15:00 B07/214
aVLBI0121c/32: Fri 10:10–12:40 B07/214
aVLBI0121c/33: Tue 8:30–11:00 B07/214
aVLBI0121c/34: Thu 15:00–17:30 B07/214
aVLBI0121c/35: Tue 14:20–16:50 B07/214
aVLBI0121c/36: Wed 13:40–16:10 B07/214
aVLBI0121c/37: Wed 8:00–10:30 B07/214
aVLBI0121c/38: Mon 9:50–12:20 B07/214
aVLBI0121c/39: Mon 15:10–17:40 B07/214
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, genetic toxicology, gene engineering 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 propose and interpret elementary molecular screening methods for some hereditary, neoplastic or microbial diseases. Student is also able to apply this knowledge and skills in other subject, especially histology, pathology and human genetics.
  • Week 1 (21.9.-25.9. 2015): Biology - instructions. Non-cellular organisms and infectious agents
  • Week 2 (28.9.-2.10.): Prokaryotic cells and their medical significance
  • Week 3 (5.10.-9.10.): Microscopic observation of eukaryotic cells
  • Week 4 (12.10.-16.10.): In vitro cultivation methods of human cells - implication for medical research
  • Week 5 (19.10.-23.10.): Plasma membrane - osmosis, cell fusion
  • Week 6 (26.10.-30.10.): Principles of electron microscopy and cellular ultrastructure
  • Week 7 (2.11.-6.11.): Structure and replication of DNA. Control test (knowledge of the weeks 1 to 6 - practices, lectures, seminars)
  • Week 8 (9.11.-13.11.): Transcription and translation
  • Week 9 (16.11.-20.11.): Methods of cell cycle studying
  • Week 10 (23.11.-27.11.): Mitosis observation under light microscope
  • Week 11 (30.11.-4.12.): Biological significance of meiosis - gametogenesis
  • Week 12 (7.12.-11.12.): Human karyotype and chromosomal abnormalities
  • Week 13 (14.12.-18.12.): no practices - dissection week
  • Week 14 (21.12.-23.12.): substitution practices
  • Week 15 (4.1.-8.1.): Genetic disorders - autosomal inheritance Control test (knowledge of the weeks 7 to 12 - practices, lectures, seminars)
    required literature
  • Actual protocols for practices are provided in electronic form in the Information System of the Masaryk University (IS): Study Materials of the course aVLBI0121c
Teaching methods
laboratory practice, class discussion
Assessment methods
Practical classes are mandatory.
Requirements for course completion: full attendance in the practical classes (1 absence, excused or unexcused, is allowed); all protocols completed (also for missed lessons) and checked and signed by appropriate teachers; successfully passed 2 written control tests during the semester (20 questions each, 4 possibilities, 1 answer correct, student need to reach at least 14 points out of 20 in each test). In case you do not pass one of the control tests and its re-sit, you have to pass the final test (so-called Credit test) based on knowledge of the whole semester. The test comprises of 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 student’s late arrival to the practice, 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 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 (so-called Credit test, see above).
In case of 4 or more unexcused absences, credit is not awarded.
Language of instruction
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
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2020, autumn 2021, autumn 2022, autumn 2023.
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