BIOLOGY

BIOLOGY

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Code
72719
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
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:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This course provides a basic outline of molecular and cellular biology, of the functional mechanisms of nuclear biomolecular processes, from the management of the genetic information to the generation of specialized cell types, with a focus on pathologies associated with malfunctioning of these processes (cancer, specific hereditary diseases)

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aim of this course is to provide students with a knowledge of the basic principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology as well as the ability to analyze biological problems regarding the same topics.

Students will acquire knowledge of: a) cell structure, functions and activities, particularly referring to the eukaryotic cell; b) the cellular and molecular mechanisms that rule and control proliferation and differentiation in eukaryotic cells; c) the mechanisms that overview and regulate gene expression and genetic transmission.

Teaching methods

Front lessons; power-point slides will be presented and made available to the students on the proper institutional AulaWeb page. 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Biology:

Introduction to the "Cell theory".

Intra- and inter-cellular communication mechanisms. 

The cell cycle in the eukaryotic cell; proliferation and cellular control mechanisms (growth factors, receptors, oncogenes and oncosuppressors). 

Chemical and structural composition of the DNA molecule; molecular mechanisms of replication; breaking the genetic code: transcription and translation.   

General principles of cell differentiation and development; similarities and differences among viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All the topics covered in class can be found in the ”aula web” slides: https://www.aulaweb.unige.it

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: make an appointment by e-mail paola.ghiorzo@unige.it, or telephone  0103538949-0105557255. Address: DiMI; Viale Benedetto XV, 6. Secondo floor , room  206

Ricevimento: Soon after lecture hours or by appointment, please contact the Lecturer 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.

Ricevimento: Soon after lecture hours or by appointment, please contact the Lecturer by email: sveva.bollini@unige.it  

Exam Board

DANIELE MARRE'

PIETRO PEGOLLO

GABRIELLA PIATTI

LORELLA LANZA

EMILIA BELLONE

RENATA BOCCIARDI

WILLIAM BRUNO

EMILIO DI MARIA

ALDAMARIA PULITI

PAOLA GHIORZO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Front lessons; power-point slides will be presented and made available to the students on the proper institutional AulaWeb page. 

EXAMS

Exam description

Written test (10 multiple choice questions) for the Biology section.)
The examination for the integrated course  is made up of a single written exam for the 4 sub-sections (10 multiple choice questions for 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 :
 

a) the mechanisms that rule the transmission and the expression of the genetic information;

b) the structure and the functional organization of the cell, with a focus on eukaryotic cells;

c) the cellular and molecular mechanism of proliferation and differentiation of the eukaryotic cell

FURTHER INFORMATION

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