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SC02100882, A.A. 2017/18

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

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SC1161, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination CELL BIOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Biology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance
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 ELENA REDDI BIO/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses BIO/06 Comparative Anatomy and Citology 8.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 1.0 16 9.0 2
Lecture 7.0 56 119.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 BIOLOGIA CELLULARE E ISTOLOGIA 2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 REDDI ELENA (Presidente)
MORET FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
8 BIOLOGIA CELLULARE E ISTOLOGIA 2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2018 REDDI ELENA (Presidente)
MORET FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
7 Biologia Cellulare e Istologia 2017/2018 01/10/2017 25/11/2018 REDDI ELENA (Presidente)
MOGNATO MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)
6 BIOLOGIA CELLULARE E ISTOLOGIA 2016-2017 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 REDDI ELENA (Presidente)
MOGNATO MADDALENA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry are required to follow the course of Cell Biology with profit.
Target skills and knowledge: After passing the final exam, the student will have acquired fundamental knowledge on various aspects of cell biology and histology of animal organisms. In particular, he will have learned about the morphology and structural organization of the cell as well as the fundamental processes that allow cells to survive and reproduce.
Examination methods: The evaluation of the student's preparation includes first of all a practical test to assess the learning during the histology laboratory. Having passed the practical test the student is admitted to the oral examination for the assessment of the learning on the subjects of the lectures.
Assessment criteria: The rating of the student as for the knowledge of Cell Biology is based primarily on its ability to present with an appropriate language and discuss topics of the lectures or the histology laboratory.
Course unit contents: Similarity and diversity of the organisms. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Model organisms of cell biology.
Chemical components of cells. The DNA double helix. DNA replication, transcription and translation.
The nucleus: the nuclear envelope, chromatin, chromosomes and their levels of organization. Cell membranes and their organization. Transport of molecules through the membranes.
The system of internal cell membranes: the endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus and lysosomes. The vesicular transport. Endocytosis and exocytosis.
The cellular communication. Receptors and signal transduction pathways .
The energy metabolism. Mitochondria and ATP production .
The cytoskeleton and cell movement .
The cell cycle: phases and control system.
Cell proliferation and death.
Cell division. Mitosis and cytokinesis. Meiosis and gamete formation. Fertilization.
The animal tissues. Organization of cells into tissues. The extracellular matrix. Cell junctions. Types of tissues in aniamls: nervous, epithelial, connective, muscular. Cell renewal in the tissues.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course of Cell Biology and histology includes 56 hours of lectures and 16 hours of laboratory on light microscopy and histology.
Additional notes about suggested reading: It is provided a list of texts of Cell Biology from which the student can choose one text for self-study.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Alberts et al., L'essenziale di Biologia molecolare della cellula. --: zanichelli, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cooper e Hausman, La Cellula. Un approccio molecolare. --: Piccin, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Karp, Biologia cellulare e molecolare. --: Edises, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Becker et al, Il mondo della cellula. --: Pearson Benjamin Cummings, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Wolfe, Introduzione alla biologia cellulare e molecolare. --: Edises, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Di Pietro R., Elementi di istologia. --: Edises, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Dalle Donne et al, Istologia ed elementi di anatomia microscopica. --: Edises, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Mescher A.L., Junqueira - Istologia Testo atlante. --: Piccin, --. Cerca nel catalogo