cod. PC1005048

Academic year 2019/20
1° year of course - First semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
5 credits
course unit

Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

The integrated course of Biomolecular Fundamentals aims to provide the student with the key to understanding the organic world in order to understand the subjects that will be taught in the most specialized courses.


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Course unit content

Basic components of living things: proteins, lipids, sugars and nucleic acids, their metabolism and regulation. Eukaryotic cells, viruses, bacteria. Sexual and sexual reproduction, gametogenesis and fertilization.

Full programme

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- Solomon et al.: Elementi di Biologia (EdiSES)
- Campbell: Principi di Biologia (Zanichelli)
- D'Andrea: Biochimica Essenziale con richiami di Chimica Generale e Chimica Organica (Edises)

Teaching methods

Lectures with the use of audiovisual supports and discussion in the classroom with the students

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment of the achievement of the objectives of the course consists of a written examination on the whole program of the course (Biology and Biochemistry). Overall, particular attention will be paid to ascertain whether the student has achieved the goal of knowledge and understanding of the content.

As required by law and by the academic regulations, it is not possible to carry out the examination in two parts and acquire loans of a part of the exam.

Board of Examiners: Marco Lugli e Thelma Pertinhez

Other information

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