Course: Medical Biology

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Course title Medical Biology
Course code BIO/RA011
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Chalupová Vlastimila, RNDr. CSc.
  • Partschová Martina, Mgr.
Course content
Biopolymers, biomembranes, cytology, genetic information, gene, DNA replication, transcription, proteosynthesis, mutations and mutagenes, cell genome, cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis, cytogenetics, basic principles of inheritance in multicellular organisms, gonosomal inheritance, methods of human genetics, human metabolic diseases.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Observation, Laboratory Work
Learning outcomes
The subject provides basic overview in the fields of cellular biology and genetics, aimed at human organism.
Students obtain basic knowledge of the basal cellular organisation, of the function of cellular structures and of the basic laws of inheritance.
Students ought to have fundamental biology attainments at the secondary education level.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam, Written exam, Dialog

The attendance of obligatory lab works and seminars in regular or in substitute terms; passed tests; written protocols based on the lab work. Semester credit. Written and oral examination after the first semester of study.
Recommended literature
  • Materiály z přednášek a cvičení, dostupné na
  • Alberts, B., Bray, D., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K., Walter, P. (2000). Základy buněčné biologie. Espero Publishing, Ústi nad Labem.
  • Pospíšilová, Š., Dvořáková, D. , Mayer, J., a kol. (2013). Molekulární hematologie. Galén.
  • Thompson & Thompson, Nussbaum, McInnes, Willard. (2004). Klinická genetika. Vydavatel Triton.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Sciences Physiotherapy (2011) Health service 1 Winter