cod. 1004817

Academic year 2013/14
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Anatomia umana (BIO/16)
Scienze biomediche
Type of training activity
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
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course unit
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Integrated course unit module: BIOSCIENCES

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding
The course is designed to give the students the methods for studying the genetical and morphological organization of the human body, with particular attention to the development of the optical system.

Applying knowledge and understanding
the student must recognize the morphological development of the main organs

Making judgements
the student must solve simple case studies

Communication skills
the student must use technically sound terminology

Learning skills
the student must be able to summarize a brief morphological text


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Course unit content

Genes, genotype and phenotype. The chromosomes: structure and function.
Basic concepts of development: determination and differentiation, development patterns in Metazoa: the Drosophila.
Development of the body patterns: segmentation genes.
Determination of sex.
Genetic control of eye development and evolution of the eye and photoreceptors.

Full programme

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Lessons' notes.

Suzuki DT, Griffiths AJF, Miller JH, Lewontin RC. Genetica. Principi di Analisi Formale. Zanichelli.

Fuhrmann S. Eye Morphogenesis and Patterning of the Optic Vesicle. Current Topics in Developmental Biology, 2010; Volume 93, pagg. 61-84

Graw J. Eye Development. Current Topics in Developmental Biology, 2010; Volume 90, pagg. 343-386

Teaching methods

Oral lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

Intermediate test (multiple choice) on the main topics of the course. Abilitation to the Integrated Course examination.
The preparation of the student will be considered acceptable with 18/30 correct answers.

Other information

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