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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AG04100865, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0057, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BIOLOGY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ALESSANDRA RAMPAZZO BIO/13

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses BIO/13 Applied Biology 8.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 7.0 56 119.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 Commissione a.a. 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 RAMPAZZO ALESSANDRA (Presidente)
GIACOMINI ALESSIO (Membro Effettivo)
LANTE ANNA (Supplente)
9 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 RAMPAZZO ALESSANDRA (Presidente)
GIACOMINI ALESSIO (Membro Effettivo)
LANTE ANNA (Supplente)
8 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 RAMPAZZO ALESSANDRA (Presidente)
GIACOMINI ALESSIO (Membro Effettivo)
LANTE ANNA (Supplente)
7 Commissione a.a. 2016/2017 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 RAMPAZZO ALESSANDRA (Presidente)
GIACOMINI ALESSIO (Membro Effettivo)
LANTE ANNA (Supplente)

Prerequisites: There are no specific course requirements
Target skills and knowledge: Students acquire basic knowledge about living organisms, from the biochemical characteristics and the function of cells and their metabolism, to the evolution of different types of living organisms.
Examination methods: The exam consists of a written test (20 questions with multiple choice answers) and an oral test.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be based on the level of understanding of the covered topics and on the level of acquisition of the knowledge.
Course unit contents: - Themes in the study of life. Fundamentals of chemistry in biology. The structure and function of large biological molecules
- General characteristics of cells. The cytoplasm. The nucleus and the endomembrane system. The semi-autonomous organelles.
- Membrane structure and transport. The extracellular matrix and cell-cell junctions.
- Cellular respiration and fermentation. Photosynthesis.
- Molecular structure of nucleic acids and DNA replication. Molecular mechanisms of DNA repair. DNA organization in chromosomes.
- Gene expression. From gene to protein: DNA transcription and translation. Regulation of gene expression. Biotechnologies
- Cell cycle. Mitosis and meiosis. The chromosomal basis of inheritance. The evolutionary history.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is delivered through lectures in the classroom in which use of slides and of video and multimedia material is made. Slides are then made available to students.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Mason K.A., Losos J.B., Singer S.R., Biologia cellulare. --: Piccin, 2011.
  • Mason K.A., Losos J.B., Singer S.R., Genetica e biologia molecolare. --: Piccin, 2011.