Course: Biology and Genetics

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Course title Biology and Genetics
Course code BIO/ZAB11
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 9
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Rašková Kafková Leona, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Divoký Vladimír, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Horváthová Monika, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Fellnerová Ivana, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Novotný Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Štetka Ján, Mgr.
Course content
Genetic information and mutagenesis. Inheritance in multicellular organisms. Gonosomal inheritance. Interaction of genes. Linkage and mapping of genes. Molecular basis of selected genetic disorders. Population genetics. Biology of immune system. Genetics of immunity. Genetics and medical practice. Stem cells. Viruses and transposones. Human Genome. New genetic. Technologies. Human genetics: comprehensive lecture I. Human genetics: comprehensive lecture II. Exam questions.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Observation, Laboratory Work
Learning outcomes
The subject advances the subject matter of secondary school genetics and extends the students' knowledge of genetics with special attention to human genetics. The seminars are designed to teach students how to use theoretical genetics in clinical medicine.
The subject enables the students to use their theoretical knowledge in genetics in the study of human diseases.
Prerequisites
Students ought to have fundamental biology attainments at the secondary education level.
BIO/ZAA11

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

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 second semester of study. Examination.
Recommended literature
  • Alberts, B. et al. (2010). Essential Cell Biology. New York, N.Y. ; London : Garland Science.
  • McInnes, Roderick R. (2001). Thompson and Thompson genetics in medicine. W. B. Saundesr Company.


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 Dentistry (1) Medical sciences 1 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Dentistry (2013) Medical sciences 1 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Dentistry (2015) Medical sciences 1 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Dentistry (2014) Medical sciences 1 Summer