Course: Biology and Genetics

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Course title Biology and Genetics
Course code BIO/ZUA11
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 Czech
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
  • Divoký Vladimír, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Rašková Kafková Leona, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Fellnerová Ivana, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Horák Vladimír, MUDr. et MUDr.
  • Novotný Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Partschová Martina, Mgr.
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 subject advances the subject matter of secondary school biology and extends the students' knowledge of cellular biology and genetics, focused on human organism. The practicum is designed to help students to understand the links between dysfunctional biological processes and development of human diseases.
The subject allows 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.
Basic knowledge of biology corresponding to the 4-year grammar school level.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, 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.
Recommended literature
  • Alberts, B., Bray, D., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K., Walter, P., Kotyk, A., Bouzek, B., & Hozák, P. (2006). Základy buněčné biologie: úvod do molekulární biologie buňky. Ústí nad Labem: Espero.
  • Nussbaum, R. L., Mcinnes, R. R., Willard, H. F. (2004). Klinická genetika. Praha: Triton.

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