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School of Science
Course unit
SCP4063319, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SS1736, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Statistical Sciences
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 LIBERO VITIELLO BIO/13

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines BIO/13 Applied Biology 9.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 64 161.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at providing the students with a comprehensive set of basic biological and genetic knowledge, which will allow them to successfully apply their professional skills to researches in the various fields of life sciences.
Examination methods: Written tests, with multiple choices questions (there is also the possibility that a specific test might also include questions that require short, hand-written answers)
Assessment criteria: At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:
Describe the physico-chemical basis underlying the activity of biological macromolecules Describe the general features of the main biological macromolecule (i.e., carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids)
Describe the main features of the various types of living organisms and the evolutionary relationships that they share.
Describe the organisation of the cell, identifying the various intra-cellular cellular structures that define the various types of organisms.
Describe in details some of the main biological processes that take place inside the cell, namely
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)