cod. PC1005051

Academic year 2020/21
1° year of course - First semester
- Marco LUGLI
Academic discipline
Biologia applicata (BIO/13)
Scienze biomediche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
course unit

Integrated course unit module: BIOMOLECULAR PRINCIPLES

Learning objectives

The course is structured so as to provide students with fondamentals on structure and function of the cell and its components, modes of reproduction of organisms, and evolution in general. These notions are basilar to the full comprehension of the organic world and understanding of topics of more advaced courses.


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Course unit content

Living organisms: basic concepts and components (proteins, lipids, glucids and nucleic acids)
- Viruses e Bacteria
- Structure, function and evolution of the eukariotic cell and its components
- Asexual and sexual reproduction (mitosis ans meiosis)
- Gametogenesys and fertilization

Full programme

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- Solomon et al. : Elementi di Biologia (EdiSES)
- Campbell : Principi di Biologia (Zanichelli)

Teaching methods

The course will be held through lectures to Students either in the classroom (“in presenza”) or in synchronous-streaming (“in telepresenza”) on the Teams platform. Therefore, the opportunity of Student/Teacher interaction will be preserved both face to face and/or remotely, by the simultaneous use of the Teams platform.
Lectures will be supported by slide presentations, which will be available to students on the Elly platform (

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination, multiple choice test.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:
structured written test conducted remotely (by Teams and Elly). The test consists of 10-20 multiple choice questions on the course contents (reference texts + documents uploaded to Elly during the course). There is no penalty for incorrect answers.
The final mark, reported directly on Esse3, will correspond to the arithmetic average of the assessments obtained in the written test.
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (

Other information

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