SCIENZE BIOMEDICHE

Degree course: 
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2017/2018
Year: 
1
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2017/2018
Credits: 
6
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
72
Requirements: 

none

Final Examination: 
Orale

To test the knowledge and skills learned in the lesson, a written exam will be held for the chemistry module. The time available for taking the test is one hour. The exam for the chemistry module as well for biology, is made up of multiple choice questions (score of the application and number of responses indicated by the teacher). The exam will be considered outdated if enough (18 points out of 30) for both tests. In the case of a vote of more than or equal to 16, the teacher will be given the opportunity to answer an oral request to achieve the sufficiency or raise the vote.
The final mark will be the average between the two tests.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY Teacher dr Manuela Viola
The goal of course is to give knowledge bases that support the following and deepening learning in other areas.

BIOLOGY AND GENETICS Teacher dr Roberto Valli.
Goal of the course: to give the basis of the knowledge of general biolgy and medical genetics, foundamental subjects of other future disciplines.

Lessons programm
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY Teacher Dr Manuela Viola
Atomic structure, orbital and electron configuration
isotopes, chemical bonds, Lewis theory, IUPAC and traditional nomenclature; solutions: properties and concentrations, chemical reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, acids and bases, buffers; Carbon hybridization, sigma and pi bonds, isomerism and chirality; functional groups; aa, proteins and lipids simple and complex; carbohydrates, simple and complex, nitrogenous bases, ATP, NAD and FAD,
Metabolism of glucose, triglycerides and proteins.
Haemoglobin and myoglobin.
Bioenergetics
Lipoproteins metabolism
Cholesterol metabolism
Nitrogen metabolism
Hormone metabolism and cellular activation

GENERAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICAL GENETICS. Docente Roberto Valli
The molecules of life. The cell: Introduction, prokaryotes-eukaryotes differences. Membrane structure. The Cytoskeleton. The nucelus. The cellular organelles. Mitosis and Meiosis. Gametogeneis. Mendel’s laws. Allelism and chromosomic theory of heredity. Chromosomic determination of sex. Morgan’s experiments. Linkage theory. DNA: Structure and duplication. mRNA, tRNA, rRNA: structure and trascription. The mechanism of translation. Structure of chromosomes, classification and evolution. Genic and chromosomal mutations, biological menaing and association with pathologies in human. Heredity study of human pathologies: pedigrees for autosomal recessive, autosomal dominant and X-linked disorders. Cytogenetics techniques introduction.

Tipologia delle attività didattiche
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY Docente Manuela Viola
The teaching consists in frontal lessons and in a test exam with discussion of the questions.
GENERAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICAL GENETICS: The teaching consists in frontal lessons

Testi e materiale didattico
Chimica per le scienze biomediche Sackheim G.I. Lehman D.D. Ed. EdiSes
Chimica e biochimica per le lauree triennali dell’area biomedica Samaja M. Paroni P. Ed. Piccin
Chimica, biochimica e biologia applicata
di M.Stefani, N.Taddei Zanichelli
Slide lesson on the Blackboard Learning System
Bonaldo, Duga, Pierantoni, Riva, Romanelli “Biologia e Genetica” EdiSES
SADAVA D. “Elementi di Biologia e Genetica” Zanichelli
PDF files of the lessons

For the course, you will have front lessons with slides. During classroom discussions, students are encouraged to interact with teachers with questions and curiosities. During lectures, the lecturers will also present examples, problems to be solved together, and daily facts that can make sense of the application / importance of the subjects of the lessons.
Students are required to attend the lessons as set out in the teaching regulations of the course and sign the attendance sheet to be able to take the exam.
Teachers are committed to making presentations on lessons and other material of interest (examples of problem solving) through the University's computerized platforms (eg elearning) to which students have access.

Within the slide there could be links to web page for detailed study. The students can have appointmants with professors via e-mail.