GENERAL GENETICS

GENERAL GENETICS

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Code
72720
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
1 credits during the 1st year of 9283 ORTHOPTIC STUDIES AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE (L/SNT2) 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 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 9288 DIETETIC STUDIES (L/SNT3) 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 (ORTHOPTIC STUDIES AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

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 frontal interactive lectures with assistance in solving simple genetic problems

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Mitosis versus Meiosis

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 Mendel's classic genetics: allelic variations, gene-gene interactions, gene-environment interactions

Linked genes: recombination and gene mapping in eukaryotes.

Basic features of mutations: molecular basis of mutation  and different phenotypic effects. Chemical and physical mutagens.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All the topics and lecture notes can be found in the ”aula web” slides: https://www.aulaweb.unige.it

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment. Please contact the Lecturer by e-mail (william.bruno@unige.it).

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  

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course consists of frontal interactive lectures with assistance in solving simple genetic problems

EXAMS

Exam description

Written multiple choice test.
The assessment of the integrated course  is made up of a single written exam for the 4 sub-sections(10 multiple choice questions per each module: Biology, Genertal Genetics, Medical Genetics and Microbiology). In order to pass the class athe student has to reach a mark of at least 24/40 (18/30).

The total amount of time allowed for the exam 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 class, students must reach a mark of at least 18/30. 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
09/09/2019 14:30 GENOVA Scritto 17/01/2019 ore 14:30 Aula Magna, Auletta Clinica Chirurgica e Aula 8 Polo Biomedico ex Saiwa 21/02/2019 ore 14:30 Aule 1, 2, 34 Polo Biomedico ex Saiwa 20/06/2019 ore 14:30 Aula Magna e Auletta Clinica Chirurgica 15/07/2019 ore 14:30 Aula Magna e Auletta Clinica Chirurgica 09/09/2019 ore 14:30 Aule 1 e 2 Polo Biomedico ex Saiwa

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