First cycle
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degree courses
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degree courses
School of Medicine
MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES
Course unit
EXPERIMENTAL MODELS IN VIVO AND VITRO
MEP3052686, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES
ME1934, Degree course structure A.Y. 2012/13, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination EXPERIMENTAL MODELS IN VIVO AND VITRO
Department of reference Department of Molecular Medicine
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGIES

Lecturers
Teacher in charge SIRIO DUPONT BIO/17

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
MEP6074639 EXPERIMENTAL MODELS IN VIVO AND VITRO SIRIO DUPONT ME1934

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses BIO/16 Human Anatomy 2.0
Core courses BIO/17 Histology 4.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Master-thesis level knowledge of molecular and cell biology, microbiology; basic notions in mouse transgenesis.
Target skills and knowledge: The course will focus on the discussion and analysis of available experimental model systems used in medical and biological research, including cell cultures (primary, immortalized), organoids, animal models. The course entails a series of seminars from researchers working on different model systems, and a journal-club activity where students will be asked to critically dissect the pros and cons of available experimental models.
Examination methods: The course is being completely updated and will be held by new teachers; final examination will be likely based on a written essay and on public discussion of this essay together with the teachers and the class.
Assessment criteria: The final evaluation will take into account the ability od the student to understand the usefulness and limitations of any given experimental model, and to critically assess the advantages and disadvantages associated to the use of that experimental model system.
Course unit contents: The course will focus on the discussion and analysis of available experimental model systems used in medical and biological research, including cell cultures (primary, immortalized), organoids, animal models. The course entails a series of seminars from researchers working on different model systems, and a journal-club activity where students will be asked to critically dissect the pros and cons of available experimental models. A more detailed program will be available at the beginning of the course.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will entail a series of introductory lessons, followed by a series of seminars and journal club activities.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides, reviews and articles will be made available to students through the web (moodle).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)