STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS OF BIOMOLECULES
- Assessment methods
- Learning objectives
- Teaching methods
CHEMISTRY: Minimal knowledge of elements.
APPLIED BIOLOGY: Minimal knowledge of the basis of the biology
CHEMISTRY AND PROPEDEUTICAL BIOCHEMISTRY: Written exam with two separate parts: a quiz of 10 questions with 4 answers, the right answers can be from 1 to 4; the second part contains 3 open questions. The total vote is considered sufficient when both parts are sufficiently answered.
BIOLOGY: quiz of 31 questions with 4 answers to choose, and 1 right answer to give.
For both the partial tests, in case the Professor needs to verify the knowledge of the subject by the student, an oral exam of 5-10 minutes can be followed.
The final vote will be the mean of the two partial exams.
CHEMISTRY: the knowledge of atoms, molecules and materials, chemical reactions and basic molecules of biochemistry. The student should be able at the end of the course to resolve problems concerning equiliblirum of reaction, redox and preparation of solutions.
Study of the mitosis and the meiosis. Study of the macromolecules of life with particular interest in DNA (Structure and replication), RNA (transcription) and the mechanism of the translation. At the end of the couse the student need to acquire the concets cited above. The genetic basis of hereditary applied on genealogical trees
Program of the course
CHEMISTRY: ATOMIC STRUCTURE, THE CHEMICAL BOND, SOLUTIONS, CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM, pH, ALCOHOLS AND THEIR DERIVATIVES, ALDEHYDES AND KETONES, CARBOXYLIC ACIDS AND THEIR DERIVATIVES, AMINES, CARBOHYDRATES, AMINO ACIDS AND LIPIDS
APPLIED BIOLOGY: The macromolecules of life. Eukariotic and prokariotic cells. Aploid and diploid organisms. Cellular replication: mitosis and meiosis. Examples of cellular cicles. DNA: From the discover to the structure. RNA: THe transcription. The ribosomes and the translation mechanism. Chromatin and chromsome structure. Introduction to the mutations.The genetic basis of the hereditary applied to the genealogical trees
CHEMISTRY: 1-Chemistry, biochemistry and applied biology, 2008, ZANICHELLI
2-Chemistry and propedeutic biochemistry, Edi-ermes
3-Chemistry for biomedical sciences, George Sackheim, Dennis Lehman, 2012, Edises.
APPLIED BIOLOGY: Chimica, Biochimica e biologia applicata, 2a edizione, 2008, ZANICHELLI.
Further information may be given during the lessons