Bachelor's degree in Environmental and Workplace Accident Prevention Techniques (Trento)

Biomolecular fondamentals of life (2019/2020)

Course code
4S000089
Credits
4
Coordinator
Monica Mottes

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
BIOCHIMICA 2 BIO/10-BIOCHEMISTRY TPALL 1° ANNO 1° SEMESTRE Elio Maria Liboi
BIOLOGIA E GENETICA 2 BIO/13-EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY TPALL 1° ANNO 1° SEMESTRE Monica Mottes

Learning outcomes

The course main goal is to educate students to a scientific approach towards natural phenomena. Biochemistry and Biology basic knowledge is essential for: i)understanding physiological and pathological processes; ii)developing new techniques intended for the prevention of risks in the workplace and in the environment. Learning outcomes: Basic knowledge of organic chemistry, necessary for approaching biochemistry To know structure/function relationships of biological macromolecules; to know how metabolism is regulated at the molecular level. To understand interconnections occurring between various biochemical processes and the related energy transformations To understand human biology in a evolutionary view, with a special interest on molecular and cellular processes which all living organisms share To know how physical and chemical mutagens act on genomes To know basic Mendelian genetics and how genetic diseases are transmitted At the end of the course students should be able to demonstrate acquaintance with scientific notions and with an appropriate terminology. They should also demonstrate to know how cells reproduce, how cells communicate, how organisms reproduce and interact with the environment. They should know, in particular, how various environmental mutagens can affect human health. Students will also be tested for their knowledge about inheritance of genetic traits and their capacity to interpret inheritance modes by pedigrees’ analysis.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Terry A. Brown conoscere la biochimica (Edizione 1) Zanichelli ed., Bologna 2018
David L Nelson, Michael Cox introduzione alla biochimica di Lehninger (Edizione 4) Zanichelli ed., Bologna 2011
P Bonaldo, C Crisafulli, R D'Angelo, et al Elementi di Biologia e Genetica (Edizione 1) EdiSES 2019 9788833190389




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