Course: Basics of Biology

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Course title Basics of Biology
Course code TUACHP/TE1BG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Adámková Anna, Ing. et Ing. PhD.
Course content
- Introduction to the study of Biology. - The chemical composition of living systems - elements and inorganic compounds. - The chemical composition of living systems - organic compounds. - Biosynthesis of nucleic acids and proteins. - Physical properties of living systems. - Non-cellular living systems. - Cellular living systems. - Cells reproduction. - Ontogenesis of cells. - Regulation and interaction of cellular process. - Reproduction and ontogenesis of organisms. - The basis of heredity. - Plant tissues. - Animal tissues.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (Exposition, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (Discussion, conversation, brainstorming), Methods for working with texts (Textbook, book)
  • Preparation for course credit - 50 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 48 hours per semester
  • Preparation for examination - 100 hours per semester
  • Participation in classes - 42 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject is aimed at gaining fundamental knowledge of general biology, especially about live expression, biological, chemical and physical features of live matter and cells structure. Students will acquire knowledge about heredity and plant and animal tissue.
Student has fundamental knowledge of general biology, which is further applied in the following subjects. Student takes advantages of his or her knowledge about chemical composition of living systems uses during the study of Biochemistry and knowledge about cells structure and cells living communication during the study Microbiology and Molecular Biology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Didactic test, Analysis of seminar paper

Credit: attendance to all seminars, completion of presentation about a selected topic, passing for two tests. The passing line as 60% on average of both tests. If the student fails, he/she has to retake the tests. Examination: knowledge of the curriculum content already dealt with, oral exam. The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • ALBERTS B. a kol. Základy buněčné biologie. Espero Publishing, 2001.
  • Alberts, B., Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts, Walter. Molecular Biology of The Cell, GS. 2002.
  • Mišurcová, L. Základy biologie. UTB Zlín, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7454-156-8.
  • Nečas, Oldřich. Obecná biologie pro lékařské fakulty. 3., přeprac. vyd. Jinočany : H & H, 2000. ISBN 8086022463.
  • Raven P.H. et al. Biology. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., 2008. ISBN 978-0-07-296581-0.
  • ROSYPAL, S. Nový přehled biologie. . Praha: Scientia, 2003. ISBN 80-7183-268-5.

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