BKBI011 Biology - lecture

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2014
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. MUDr. Marie Kopecká, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. Augustin Svoboda, CSc., dr. h.c. (lecturer)
prof. Ing. Petr Dvořák, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Vopěnková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Hana Hříbková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Cetkovská, Ph.D. (assistant)
Jana Růžičková (assistant)
Mgr. Martina Vráblíková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. MUDr. Marie Kopecká, CSc.
Department of Biology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: prof. MUDr. Marie Kopecká, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Biology - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Wed 7:30–9:20 B11/334
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: understands elementary cellular processes; comprehends the complexity of intercellular communication and mutual regulation of individual cells in a multicellular organism; is able to explain the difference between healthy and pathologically-working cell; is able to express basic coherence between malfunction in cellular processes and development of diseases, especially hereditary diseases, cancers or developmental defects. Student is also able to apply this knowledge and skills in following subjects.
  • Week 1: Introduction. Biopolymers I: proteins.
  • Week 2: Biopolymers II: nucleic acids.
  • Week 3: Genetic information and its realization.
  • Week 4: Cell communication. Cell differentiation. Stem cells.
  • Week 5: Membrane system in cells.
  • Week 6: Cytoskeletal system in cells.
  • Week 7: Mitosis and cytokinesis. Meiosis.
  • Week 8: Cell division and cell cycle control.
  • Week 9: Principles of heredity I.
  • Week 10: Principles of heredity II.
  • Week 11: Methods of genome studying. Gene diagnostics.
  • Week 12: Bacteria and viruses.
  • Week 13: Malignant transformation of cells. Cancer.
  • Week 14: Human genome.
    recommended literature
  • ALBERTS, Bruce. ZÁKLADY BUNĚČNÉ BIOLOGIE: ÚVOD DO MOLEKULÁRNÍ BIOLOGIE BUŇKY. Translated by Arnošt Kotyk. 2. vyd. Ústí nad Labem: Espero Publishing, 2006. xxvi, 630. ISBN 80-902906-2-0 (doporučené kapitoly 5-12, 14, 16-18)
  • CAMPBELL, Neil A. a Jane B. REECE. Biologie. Vyd. 1. Brno: Computer Press, 2006. xxxiv, 133. ISBN 80-251-1178-4 (doporučené kapitoly 5-8, 11-20, 27-28)
  • NEČAS, Oldřich. Obecná biologie pro lékařské fakulty. 3. přepr. vyd. Praha: H & H, 2000. 554 s. ISBN 80-86022-46-3 (doporučené kapitoly 2-5)
  • Miniskriptum v PDF: V. Raclavský: Úvod do základních metod molekulární genetiky. http://biologie.upol.cz/metody/
  • Ke studiu genetiky a genové diagnostiky: LÉKAŘSKÁ BIOLOGIE, ČÁST DRUHÁ - GENETIKA (praktická cvičení), KOPECKÁ a spol., Brno 2002 - semináře a vybrané části případných protokolů praktických cvičení
  • For students in English programme: Essential cell biology. Edited by Bruce Alberts. 3rd ed. New York: Garland Science, 2009. ISBN 978-0-8153-4130-7.
  • For students in English programme: 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.
Teaching methods
lecture + class discussion
Assessment methods
Lecture attendance is compulsory. The course is completed with a written examination test (test questions, multiple answers can be correct). At least 31 points out of 60 are needed to pass.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
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 2013, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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