Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.
The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.
The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..
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The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.
To provide knowledge about the molecular and cellular processes common to all living organisms. To provide basic knowledge of human genetics in order to recognize the methods of transmission of hereditary characteristics, normal and pathological. To understand the molecular and cellular processes triggered by ionizing and non-ionizing radiations.
Foundations of modern biological thought, appearance of the first organisms on Earth
Prokaryotes: general characteristics, evolution from prokaryotes to eukaryotes
The eukaryotic cell: general characteristics, evolution of multicellular organisms
The nucleus, chromosomes, cell division: mitosis
Sexual reproduction and meiosis. Gametogenesis in humans
Normal and pathological human karyotype, sex chromosomes, gene dosage compensation
Molecular basis of hereditary information. DNA. Structure and replication
Flow and control of information: transcription, translation, protein maturation
Spontaneous and induced mutations, chemical mutagens, mutagenesis tests
Somatic mutations and cancer. Physical mutagens / Radiobiology
Non-ionizing radiation (UV): cell impact, DNA damage repair systems
Ionizing radiation (IR): X-rays, alpha, beta, gamma
RBE (relative biological effectiveness) is related to the LET value (definition)
The birth of radiobiology: the first laboratory experiments: Bergonie and Tribondeau, Müller
Cell cultures and survival curves
Radiosensitivity of different cell types
DNA damage: direct (double-strand breakage, chromosome aberrations) and indirect (radiolysis of water, production of free radicals, point mutations)
Oxygen effects (OER)
Methodological approaches for the detection of DNA damage: the comet assay, karyotype analysis
Immediate and long-term effects: definition
Long-term effects: tumorigenesis (some mention to the data after the Chernobyl) and reproductive risk.
Ability of the organisms to repair DNA damage and sensitivity / resistance to IR, two extreme examples: Ataxia telangiectasia and Deinococcus radiodurans
Genetic transmission of characteristics, laws of Mendel, dominance and recessive
Human genetics: the blood groups
Analysis of family trees. Examples of genetic diseases with autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, X-linked.
Campbell et al.
Biologia e genetica
Solomon et al.
Elementi di Biologia
Sadava, Hillis, Craig Heller, Hacker
Elementi di Biologia e Genetica
Written and oral examination
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