Course: Biology

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Course title Biology
Course code BIO/VAA11
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Štetka Ján, Mgr.
  • Kořalková Pavla, Mgr.
  • Divoký Vladimír, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Horváthová Monika, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Fellnerová Ivana, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Rašková Kafková Leona, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Novotný Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Šimková Dana, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell, microorganisms, genetic information, DNA replication, structure and function of RNA, transcription, structure and function of proteins, translation, regulation of gene expression, biomembranes and cellular transport, cell cycle and its regulation, mitosis, meiosis, cell signalling, proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis, oncogenes, cancer cell, blood cells.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Observation, Laboratory Work
Learning outcomes
The teaching program is focused on knowledge of aspects of general biology necessary for further study of specialized medical branches. After passing the examination, the student is better able to understand the medical aspects which require knowledge of general biological principles, morphological and functional cytology.
The subject enables students to understand elementary cellular processes and rules controlling reproduction of cells and organisms. The knowledge is essential for further study of medicine as well as for clinical practice.
Students ought to have fundamental biology attainments at the secondary education level.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Dialog, Seminar Work

The attendance of obligatory practicals and seminars in regular or in substitute terms; passed tests; written protocols based on the seminar labwork. Semester credit. Written and oral examination after the second semester of study.
Recommended literature
  • Practical lab works from biology (presentations and texts) and lecture presentations:.
  • Alberts, B. et al. (2010). Essential Cell Biology. New York, N.Y. ; London : Garland Science.
  • Nussbaum, R., McInnes, R. R., Willard, H. F. (2007). Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine. Saunders.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2014) Medical sciences 1 Winter
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2) Medical sciences 1 Winter