VSBI0121c Biology I - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2013
Extent and Intensity
1/3/1. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. Ing. Petr Dvořák, CSc. (lecturer)
Ing. Lívia Eiselleová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Linda Grillová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Hana Hříbková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Žaneta Konečná, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. MUDr. Marie Kopecká, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Miriama Krutá, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lenka Marková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lenka Micenková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Gabriela Páchniková (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 (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Michal Strouhal, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Váňová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Amandine Verlande, M.Sc., Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jan Vrbský, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Jana Růžičková (assistant)
Eva Skalová (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
VSBI0121c/01: Thu 13:10–15:40 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/02: Thu 13:10–15:40 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/03: Tue 7:30–10:00 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/04: Tue 7:30–10:00 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/05: Mon 11:30–14:00 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/06: Mon 14:20–16:50 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/07: Tue 10:20–12:50 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/08: Tue 10:20–12:50 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/09: Wed 14:10–16:40 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/10: Wed 14:10–16:40 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/11: Fri 7:30–10:00 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/12: Fri 7:30–10:00 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/13: Wed 11:30–14:00 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/14: Wed 11:30–14:00 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/15: Tue 13:00–15:30 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/16: Tue 13:00–15:30 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/17: Mon 11:30–14:00 B07/205a
VSBI0121c/18: Mon 14:20–16:50 B07/205a
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VSBI0121c/32: No timetable has been entered into IS.
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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 (16.9.-20.9. 2013): Biology - instructions. Non-cellular organisms and infectious agents
  • Week 2 (23.9.-27.9.): Prokaryotic cells and their medical significance
  • Week 3 (30.9.-4.10.): Microscopic observation of eukaryotic cells
  • Week 4 (7.10.-11.10.): In vitro cultivation methods of human cells - implication for medical research
  • Week 5 (14.10.-18.10.): Plasma membrane - osmosis, cell fusion
  • Week 6 (21.10.-25.10.): Principles of electron microscopy and cellular ultrastructure
  • Week 7 (28.10.-1.11.): Structure and replication of DNA. Control test (knowledge of the weeks 1 to 6 - practices, lectures, seminars)
  • Week 8 (4.11.-8.11.): Transcription and translation
  • Week 9 (11.11.-15.11.): Methods of cell cycle studying
  • Week 10 (18.11.-22.11.): Mitosis observation under light microscope
  • Week 11 (25.11.-29.11.): Biological significance of meiosis - gametogenesis
  • Week 12 (2.12.-6.12.): Human karyotype and chromosomal abnormalities
  • Week 13 (9.12.-13.12.): Genetic disorders - autosomal inheritance Control test (knowledge of the weeks 7 to 12 - practices, lectures, seminars)
  • Week 14 (16.12-20.12.): Substitution practices. Credits. Re-sit control tests, credit tests
    required literature
  • Aktuální protokoly k praktickým cvičením jsou dostupné pouze v elektronické podobě na stránkách informačního systému MU (ISu): Studijní materiály předmětu VSBI0121c
  • Actual protocols for practices are provided in electronic form in the Information System of the Masaryk University (www.is.muni.cz): Study Materials of the subject VSBI0121c
Teaching methods
laboratory practice, class discussion
Assessment methods
Lessons are mandatory.
Students will bring their own writing implements, scissors and protocol. Download protocol for each practical class from the Study materials, print it and study it in advance. Lab shoes, lab coats and disposable gloves are not required.
Requirements for course completion: attendance in the practical classes (1 absence, excused or unexcused, is allowed), all protocols worked out (also for missed lessons) ad 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 case student does not pass one of the control tests, he/she has to pass the final test (so-called Credit test) based on knowledge of the whole semester (20 questions - 10 test questions, more answers can be correct, and 10 terms for written explanation), student need to reach at least 14 points out of 20).
Substitution of practical classes: in case of illness, appointment at the doctor’s or foreign policy, student will 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 in advance.
Essay: In case of student’s late arrival to the practice, poor activity at the practice or for second or any additional absence(s), student is required to write an essay in the length of 2 pages on a given topic.
In case of 3 absences, or more than 3 excused absences (i.e. confirmed 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 term 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)
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2013, recent)
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