Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Trento)

Biomolecular fondamentals of life - BIOLOGIA APPLICATA

Course code
Name of lecturer
Maria Romanelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
INF. TN 1° anno 1° semestre dal Oct 2, 2014 al Dec 19, 2014.

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Lesson timetable

INF. TN 1° anno 1° semestre

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Learning outcomes

The teaching introduces the student to the development of a scientific approach to natural phenomena. The understanding of Biology and Biochemistry are fundamental for understanding the physiological and pathological processes of the organism and for understanding new perspectives of nursing care in the field of genomics.


General characteristics of living organisms
Macromolecules of life (DNA RNA and proteins)
Structures and functions of the cell

Genomics in medicine: perspectives for nursing care
Molecular basis of hereditary information
Genetic code transcription and translation and regulation of gene expression the composition of the genome
The organization of the mitosis genome
The cell cycle reproducing sexual meiosis

Transmission of hereditary traits, Mendel's law, genotype and phenotype, autosomal inheritance, interpretation and discussion of family trees, genetics of blood groups
Method of transmission of genetic diseases in humans

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Sadava et al. Elementi di Biologia e genetica Bologna, Zanichelli 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam on the knowledge of the course topics.

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