Course: Biology

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Course title Biology
Course code BIO/VAB11
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 13
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
  • Kapraľová Katarína, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Štetka Ján, Mgr.
  • Divoký Vladimír, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Horváthová Monika, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Fellnerová Ivana, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Novotný Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Rašková Kafková Leona, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Šimková Dana, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kořalková Pavla, Mgr.
Course content
Genetic information and mutagenesis, inheritance in multicellular organisms, mendelian and non-mendelian inheritance, gonosomal inheritance, gene linkage, human genome, inborn chromosomal abnormalities, molecular basis of selected genetic disorders, genetic prognosis, biology of immune system, genetics of immunity, genetics and medical practice, population genetics, stem cells, viruses.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Observation, Laboratory Work
Learning outcomes
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.
The subject enables the students to use their theoretical knowledge in genetics in the study of human diseases.
Students ought to have fundamental biology attainments at the secondary education level.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam, Written exam, 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 (2) Medical sciences 1 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2014) Medical sciences 1 Summer