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

Biomolecular fondamentals of life (2016/2017)

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 1° ANNO 1° Semestre Massimo Donadelli
BIOLOGIA E GENETICA 2 BIO/13-EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY 1° ANNO 1° Semestre Monica Mottes

Learning outcomes

To know the biomolecular processes which underlie cellular and body functions.
To know how metabolic transformations take place. To know bioenergetics and the metabolism of single cells as well as of the whole organism.
To know human biology in a evolutionary perspective. To know the molecular consequences of physical
and chemical mutagens. To know the rules of inheritance of genetic traits

Syllabus

(See the detailed programs of single modules)
Carbohydrates, Proteins, Enzymes, Lipids.
Introduction to metabolism, Carbohydrates metabolism, Lipids metabolism, Proteins and Amminoacids metabolism.
Procariotic cell; eukaryotic cell. The genetic information flow. Normal and pathological human karyotype.
Mutations. Sexual re production. Mendel’s laws of inheritance. Transmission of genetic diseases in man (examples)

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam including both course modules, i.e. Biology and Biochemistry (MCQ and open questions) followed by oral discussion. The final evaluation will consider the student’s personal ability to apply notions to the solution/discussion of specific problems.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Stefani M, Taddei N Chimica Biochimica e Biologia Applicata. Zanichelli ed., Bologna 2010
M. Samaja, R. Paroni Chimica e Biochimica Piccin 2016
Reece Urry Cain Wasserman Minorsky Jackson Campbell Biologia e Genetica (Edizione 1) Pearson 2015 9788865189320




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