Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene (Verona)

Biomolecular fondamentals of life (2020/2021)

Course code
4S000089
Credits
4

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
BIOCHIMICA 2 BIO/10-BIOCHEMISTRY Lezioni 1 Anno1 semestre CLID VR Daniele Dell'Orco
BIOLOGIA APPLICATA 2 BIO/13-EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY Lezioni 1 Anno1 semestre CLID VR Maria Scupoli

Learning outcomes

Teaching aims to provide knowledge of human biology in an evolutionary vision with particular reference to the molecular and cellular processes common to all living organisms, to raise awareness of the structures and functions of biological macromolecules and the main metabolic pathways in which they are involved. The student should be able to explain the cellular mechanisms underlying the functioning of the whole organism and grasp the pathogenic meaning of any alterations of them; it should also be able to recognize the different ways in which Mendelian characters are transmitted in humans and finally stimulate the student's interest in biomolecular sciences by giving maximum emphasis to the interconnections between biochemical processes and the energy variations associated with them. BIOCHEMICAL MODULE Training objectives: The course aims to present the relationship between the structure and function of biological macromolecoly and the main metabolic pathways in which they are involved. The key objective is to stimulate the student's interest in biomolecular sciences by giving maximum prominence to the interconnections between biochemical processes and the energy variations associated with them. At the end of the teaching, the student/student will have to demonstrate that they have acquired terminology and useful knowledge for a critical analysis of vital biochemical processes in order to achieve autonomy of critical and comprehensive evaluation of the processes themselves. APPLIED BIOLOGY MODULE Training objective: Providing knowledge of human biology in an evolutionary vision with particular reference to the molecular and cellular processes common to all living organisms. Provide knowledge about the mutagenic action of chemical and physical agents. Provide knowledge about the transmission of hereditary characters. The student should be able to explain the cellular mechanisms underlying the functioning of the whole organism and grasp the pathogenic meaning of any alterations of them; it must also be able to recognize the different ways in which Mendelian characters are transmitted in humans. At the end of the lesson, the student will have to demonstrate that he has acquired the basic knowledge of the mechanisms that govern life and cell reproduction, the interactions between cells, between organisms and between organisms and the environment. It will also need to demonstrate that it has acquired knowledge about the mechanisms of transmission of hereditary characters and will have to be able to recognise how genetic diseases are transmitted in humans, particularly those relating to tooth development and structure. These basic knowledges are a pre-requisite for further specialist insights that will be the subject of the lessons of the following years of course.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Reece Urry Cain Wasserman Minorsky Jackson Campbell Biologia e Genetica (Edizione 1) Pearson 2015 9788865189320
Sadava, Hillis, Craig Heller, Hacker Elementi di Biologia e Genetica (Edizione 5) Zanichelli 2019 9788808820655
Bonaldo, Crisafulli, D'Angelo, Francolini, Grimaudo, Rinaldi, Riva, Romanelli Elementi di Biologia e Genetica EdiSES 2019




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