PřF:Bi1500 Cell Philosphy - Course Information
Bi1500 Tumor Biology for Everyone - Cell PhilosophyFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
- prof. RNDr. Jana Šmardová, CSc. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Jana Šmardová, CSc.
Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Jana Šmardová, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
- Mon 15:00–16:50 B22/116 aula
- High-school knowledge of essential cell biology.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is offered to students of any study field.
- Course objectives
- Multicellular organism represents a system composed of cells that interact and cooperate with each other. The lectures of the course aim to clarify the specific attributes of tumors to focus the attention of listeners to some of important principles determining functions of healthy multicellular organisms. This will be the starting point for looking for parallels and extrapolations of these principles and their validity in other systems, such as in human society. We are going to think together, whether human beings, similarly as tumor cells, are capable of breaking these rules in dangerous and self-destructing way. To attend the course, only basic knowledge (high-school level) of biology and effort to think and understand are required. To pass the course successfully and get two credits, the students have to participate in the talks regularly and write short essay. In this essay, the student is supposed to interconnect the theme of the course with his/her own field of study and personal experience.
- Learning outcomes
- Detailed understanding of tumors and their general features provide deeper insight into principles and rules that have to be followed by cells to create functional and healthy multicellular organisms. It becomes an inspiration for looking for parallels and extrapolations of these principles in everyday life.
- cell philosophy
- multicellular organisms as a system
- regulation of cell division
- cell death
- cell immortality
- tumor nutrition
- metastasis formation
- genetic instability - the rules of coexistence
- two views on tumor development – the role of microenvironment
- intercellular communication
- multicellular organisms II
- tumor as a principle
- Teaching methods
- lectures – disscussions
- Assessment methods
- written assay
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course is taught annually.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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