AMOLc Introduction into molecular biology and genetics - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Spring 2015
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. Ing. Petr Dvořák, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. Iva Slaninová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. Augustin Svoboda, CSc., dr. h.c. (lecturer)
Ing. Lívia Eiselleová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Linda Grillová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Hana Hříbková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Aneta Kohutová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Žaneta Konečná, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lenka Marková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lenka Micenková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Gabriela Páchniková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lenka Paštěková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Martin Pešl, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Váňová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Cetkovská, Ph.D. (assistant)
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
AMOLc/01: Tue 15:30–17:20 B07/205b
AMOLc/02: Tue 15:30–17:20 B07/205b
AMOLc/03: Wed 7:30–9:20 B07/205b
AMOLc/04: Wed 7:30–9:20 B07/205b
AMOLc/05: Wed 9:30–11:20 B07/205b
AMOLc/06: Wed 9:30–11:20 B07/205b
(! VSBI0222c Biology II-pract. ) && (! ZLBI0222c Biology II - pract. ) && ! NOWANY ( VSBI0222c Biology II-pract. , ZLBI0222c Biology II - pract. ) && (! PřF:Bi1700c Cell Biology - practice )
Grammar school or similar school type with biology education
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those 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 genetic toxicology, genetic engineering or the methods of karyotyping; tries the methods of elementary molecular screening for some of the hereditary, neoplastic or microbial diseases in practice and is able to interpret their results; understands the cell structure and function and the processes of preservation and expression of genetic information; knows the basics of genetics and is able to evaluate the risk of hereditary diseases in a patient on the basis of given information. Student is also able to apply this knowledge and skills in other subjects and in practice.
  • Methods of molecular biology and genetics.
  • Principles of genetic engineering – DNA cloning.
  • Diagnostics of pathogenic bacteria.
  • Molecular analysis of human genotype.
  • Prokaryotic cell.
  • Eukaryotic cell.
  • DNA structure and replication.
  • Expression of genetic information.
  • Cell cycle.
  • Biological significance of meiosis – gametogenesis.
  • Human karyotype and chromosomal aberations.
  • Autosomal inheritance.
  • Gonosomal inheritance.
  • Genetic toxicology.
  • Aktuální protokoly k praktickým cvičením jsou dostupné v elektronické podobě ve Studijních materiálech předmětu AMOLc v Informačním systému MU
Teaching methods
laboratory practice, 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: 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; activity in the practical classes.
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 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). 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 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.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Student nesmí mít absolvovaný ani současně zapsaný předmět Biologie II-cvičení na LF.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020, spring 2021.
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