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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1029563, 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
PS1082, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination APPLIED BIOLOGY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website
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 NATASCIA TISO BIO/13

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses BIO/13 Applied Biology 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 12/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 TISO NATASCIA (Presidente)
GIULIODORI ALICE (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: The course requires basic knowledge of chemistry and biology as specified in the entry requirements.
Target skills and knowledge: The course is proposed as an incentive and guide for learning the basics of biology, with particular reference to the cell biology. Such knowledge is necessary for an understanding of the topics in the Psychobiology and Genetics courses.
Examination methods: Written (PC-based), with multiple-choice questions.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation criteria are designed to ensure that the student has consolidated the knowledge of the topics covered during the course, the terminology and the possible applications. In addition, these criteria will evaluate the student's ability to operate the connections among different topics.
Course unit contents: General considerations on living organisms. Molecules and macromolecules of biological interest. The cell: morphology, organization, physiology and metabolism. Protein synthesis and its meaning. Types of cell division. Mendel and the gene idea. The chromosomal and molecular basis of heredity.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The teacher will expose the subjects taking care to emphasize and clarify essential aspects and mutual connections. Active role of the students is encouraged during the course.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The audio-visual material projected during the lectures will be available on the E-learning platform from the day of the lesson. For info on materials and examination in English, please contact the course teacher.
The reference textbook is "Sadava, Hillis: Life: the Science of Biology".
Students still having the textbook "Campbell, Reece: Biology" may, however, keep the old textbook.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Sadava, Hillis, Elementi di biologia e genetica. Modena - Italia: Zanichelli, 2015. Libro + risorse web /// 4a edizione italiana sulla 10a americana Cerca nel catalogo
  • Campbell, Reece, Biologia e genetica. Torino, Milano - Italia: Pearson, 2015. Libro + MyLab + eText /// 10a edizione italiana sulla 10a americana Cerca nel catalogo
  • Sadava, Hillis, Life: the Science of Biology. MA - USA: Sinauer Associates, Inc., 2014. 10th edition Cerca nel catalogo
  • Campbell, Reece, Biology. USA: Pearson, 2014. 10th edition Cerca nel catalogo