GENERAL GENETICS

GENERAL GENETICS

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Code
72720
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
1 credits during the 1st year of 9288 DIETETIC STUDIES (L/SNT3) GENOVA

1 credits during the 1st year of 9281 PHYSIOTHERAPY (L/SNT2) GENOVA

1 credits during the 1st year of 9282 SPEECH-LANGUAGE DISORDERS (L/SNT2) GENOVA

1 credits during the 1st year of 9283 ORTHOPTIC STUDIES AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE (L/SNT2) GENOVA

1 credits during the 1st year of 9284 PODOLOGY (L/SNT2) GENOVA

1 credits during the 1st year of 9286 PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION TECHNIQUE (L/SNT2) GENOVA

1 credits during the 1st year of 9287 THERAPY OF MOTOR DISABILITY IN THE PEDIATRIC AGE (L/SNT2) GENOVA

1 credits during the 1st year of 9289 DENTAL HYGIENE (L/SNT3) GENOVA

1 credits during the 1st year of 9291 Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion techniques (L/SNT3) GENOVA

1 credits during the 1st year of 9293 BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES (L/SNT3) GENOVA

1 credits during the 1st year of 9294 MEDICAL RADIOLOGY, IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY TECHNIQUES (L/SNT3) GENOVA

1 credits during the 1st year of 9297 ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNIQUES (L/SNT3) GENOVA

1 credits during the 1st year of 9298 PREVENTION TECHNIQUES IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE WORKPLACE (L/SNT4) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/13
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (DIETETIC STUDIES)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:

OVERVIEW

This course provides a basic outline of the principles of classical genetics Methods to determine the relative positions of genes in the genome are explained, and various patterns of inheritance are described. The main areas that are covered are: transmission genetics, gene and genome structure, stability and variability mechanisms. The course also provides students with the skills to solve simple genetic problems .This is carried out by using an interactive approach.a

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides basic knowledge of

-general mechanisms of inheritance, with  particular attention to human heredity

-fundamentals of molecular genetics mechanisms that underlie monogenic inheritance models .

-basic features of the process and the molecular basis of mutations

-potential  medical applications using simulation exercises…

Teaching methods

The course consists of 10 hours of classroom lessons on all topics of the program ,

the last part of each lesson  is dedicated to solving simple genetic problems

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Comparative analysis of meiosis and mitosis kinetics

-Meiosis: inheritance and variation 

-Basic Principles Of Inheritance: applications of Mendel's principles.to eukaryotes followed by an introduction to humans (notions of features of autosomal dominant and recessive inheritance)

-Sex-chromosomes and the chromosomal theory of inheritance. Sex-linked traits:

-Extensions of Mendelism.:

 Allelic variations, gene-gene interactions, gene-environment interactions

-Linked Genes: recombination and gene mapping in eukaryotes.

-Mutation: basic features of the process.

the -molecular basis of mutation  and different phenotypic effects. chemical and physical mutagens.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All the topics covered in class can be found in the ”aula web” slides.

 

https://www.aulaweb.unige.it

 

Any other more in-depth material is mentioned at the end of the lesson in the “aula web” slides and described in the following textbooks

 

 

-Sadava – «Elementi di biologia e genetica»

-Hills – «Elementi di biologia e genetica»

-De Leo – «Biologia e genetica»

-Raven-Johnson - « Genetica e Biologia molecolare,»

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment by email: sveva.bollini@unige.it  

Ricevimento: Office hours for students are normally set on Thursdays from 09:00 to 11:00. The office address is: Biology Section, Dept. Experimental Medicine, entrance: Via Pastore 3 or  C.so Europa 30, second floor. E-mail appointments are strongly encouraged. The teacher's e mail address is the following: paolo.giannoni@unige.it. Alternatively the teacher can be reached at the following phone number: 01035338201.

Exam Board

WILLIAM BRUNO (President)

PAOLA GHIORZO (President)

ROBERTO RAVAZZOLO

GABRIELLA PIATTI

EMILIA BELLONE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course consists of 10 hours of classroom lessons on all topics of the program ,

the last part of each lesson  is dedicated to solving simple genetic problems

EXAMS

Exam description

W ritten test ( 10 multiple choice questions) for the General Genetics section.)
The examination for the integrated course  is made up of a single written exam for the 4 sub-sections(10 multiple choice questions per each module) .In order to pass the examination athe student has to reach a mark of at least 24/40 (18/30).

The total amount of time allowed for the examination is 60 minutes.
Students enrolled in other universities or other degree courses who are only required to sit for some of the sub-sections  must achieve an average mark of at least 6, 12 or 18, depending on the number  of modules

Assessment methods

Students are assessed ­by a final exam alone which aims to ensure that they have actually reached the required level of knowledge.

In order to pass the examination and to reach a mark of at least 18/30,  the students must prove their knowledge on :
 

-general mechanisms of inheritance, with  particular attention to human heredity and some notions on monogenic Mendelian disease

- basic features of the process and the Molecular Basis of the Mutation

- the use of potential  medical applications ….

FURTHER INFORMATION

All the topics covered in class can be found in the ”aula web” slides.
Any other, more in-depth material is mentioned at the end of the lesson and can be found in the “aula web” slides.
 https://www.aulaweb.unige.it

 

 Students must make an appointment to talk to professors.(e-mail phone