Course: Biology

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Course title Biology
Course code 3140/FAOB1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kushkevych Ivan, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Babula Petr, Prof. PharmDr. Ph.D.
  • Hložková Jana, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Kauerová Tereza, PharmDr.
  • Kizek René, Prof. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Scheer Peter, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Kružicová Alžběta, Mgr.
  • Brázdová Marie, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures 1) Overview of Biology. What is biology, the scientific methods, designing experiments, applying the scientific method 2) What is life, evolution explains the unity and diversity of life 3) Cell biology, cells, development of the cell theory, prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells, viruses, prions, the origin of eukaryoryotic cells. 4) Molecular biology, energy, water, the organic molecules of life, the enery of life 5) Genetics, basic genetics, DNA, chromosomes, gene funcion 6) Mutation, types of mutations, genetic technology 7) The kingdoms of life, the origins of multicellularity 8) Viruses, bacteria 9) Plants, animals 10) Chordates, tunicates, lancelets, vertebrates 11) The nervous system, the endocrine system, the musculoskeletal system, the circulatory systém, the respiratory system, 12) Ethology, behaviour, potulations, ecosystems 13) Evolution, Darwinian evolution, evidence for evolution Practical courses

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 50 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal of study is to extend the knowledge of biology and genetics obtained at secondary schools so that the students might obtain the necessary fundamentals for both the contents and terminology of these disciplines, on whose basis they could continue the study of applied biological disciplines taught at the Pharmaceutical Faculty. The study will be aimed at the general, molecular and cellular aspects of biology, at evolutionary biology and at the fundamentals of genetics.


Assessment methods and criteria
Pass compulsory practicals, be successful in writing two tests during semester, to have in good order protocols, to obtain credit and be successful in final exam.
Recommended literature
  • Alberts et al. Essential Cell Biology. GS Garland Science, Taylor and Francis Group, New York and London, 2004. ISBN 0-8153-3481-8 .
  • Armstrong, Joseph E. Collier, Glen E. Basic Biology. Illinois: Waveland Press, 1989. ISBN 0-88133-466-9.
  • Bártová, Roubalová . Handbook for biology and genetics practical courses. Brno 2009. ISBN 978-80-7305-074-0.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Pharmacy - (12) Pharmaceutical sciences 1 Winter