cod. 07848

Academic year 2011/12
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Biologia applicata (BIO/13)
Scienze biomediche
Type of training activity
8 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
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Integrated course unit module: BIOSCIENCES

Learning objectives

The aim of this course is to give the student the ability to:
- acquire the basic principles of biological sciences and methods.
- learn and apply an evolutionary logic and perspective to interpreting the biological phenomena at different levels of organization (molecular, cellular, organismic)
- understand the correlation between structure and function at the different organizational levels.
- Appraise the implication of human evolution for the bio-medical research


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Course unit content

1. The Nature of science and biology: methods and organizing concepts. The unifying principle of biology: The Theory of Evolution. Darwinian Medicine. The Chemistry of life. Origins and evolution of life on Earth
2. Cell Biology. Procaryotic and Eucaryotic cell. The cell cycle and reproduction: mitosis and meiosis. Male and female gametogenesis and their hormonal regulation.
3. The modern evolutionary synthesis. Microevolution and its causes. The origins of species. Evolution of Vertebrates and the rise of Hominids. The evolution of bipedal locomotion in Hominids.

Full programme

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Solomon et al., Fondamenti di Biologia, Edises

CD-Rom: Human Evolution (aula informatica)

Teaching methods

Classroom lectures

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam

Other information

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