Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Genetics and Molecular Biology (2015/2016)

Course code
4S000893
Credits
15
Coordinator
Alberto Turco

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
BIOLOGIA MOLECOLARE 6 BIO/11-MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Lezioni 1° semestre 2°- 6° anno Donato Zipeto
GENETICA MOLECOLARE 3 BIO/13-EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY Lezioni 1° semestre 2°- 6° anno Cristina Bombieri
Elisabetta Trabetti
GENETICA MEDICA 6 MED/03-MEDICAL GENETICS Lezioni 1° semestre 2°- 6° anno Giovanni Malerba
Pierfranco Pignatti
Alberto Turco

Learning outcomes

Genetics
Knowledge of the principles and mechanisms of human and molecular genetics responsible for the transmission of normal and abnormal characters in humans. Being able to draw and interpret human pedigrees, and to efficiently counsel patients and families about the nature of genetic disease, as well as to assess recurrence and occurrence of reproductive genetic risks (genetic counselling). Knowledge of the basic calculations of gene/allele frequencies in populations.
Molecular Biology
This course is addressed to the students of the second year of Medicine and is intended to:
1. Lead the student to deepen its knowledge on the complexity of genomic DNA and on the processes that underlie gene regulation and its expression.
2. Train the student to understand the scientific method, by discussing experiments allowing the comprehension of new knowledge in Molecular Biology.
3. Acquire full understanding of recombinant DNA principles and technologies and their applications in Medicine.

Syllabus

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Assessment methods and criteria

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Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Neri G e Genuardi M Genetica Umana e Medica (Edizione 3) EDRA LSWR - Masson 2014 978-88-217-3743-4
Bradley Schaefer G., Thompson J.N. jr. Medical Genetics – An integrated approach (Edizione 1) McGraw-Hill 2014




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