Course: Basic Genetics

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Course title Basic Genetics
Course code KAZ/GPAS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Jaklová Radka, MUDr.
  • Polendová Daniela, MUDr.
Course content
History of genetics and its division. Cell cycle and mitosis. Meiosis. Gameto-genesis in man and woman. Structure and function of DNA. Gene and transfer of genetic information. Mendel?s laws. Basic notions: genotype, fenotype, dominance, recessive, homozygote, heterozygote, types of heredity. Analysis of genealogical trees. Karyotype, structure of chromosome. Investigation methods in cytogenetics. Origin and types of chromosomal abberations, numeric chromosomal abberation, structural chromosomal aberration. Syndroms: Down, Edwards, Patau, cat cry, Klinefelter, XYY, Turner. Possibilities of prenatal diagnostics. Investigation methods in molecular genetics. Genetic engineering and possibility of treating hereditary disorders. Genetic counselling. Prenatal diagnostics and genetics. Hereditary disorders of metabolism, possibilities of treatment and filing. Influence og mutagenic factors in the environment and testing possibilities. Ecogenetics. Pharmacogenetics. Immunogenetics. Process of carcino-genesis: types of mutations in particular types of malignancies. Population genetics. Genetics and society.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Multimedia supported teaching
  • Contact hours - 24 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
základní znalosti z biologie a chemie
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
orientovat se v základní genetické terminologii a podoborech klinické genetiky
pochopit strukturu a funkci genů
charakterizovat základní způsoby dědičnosti
znát nejčastější geneticky podmíněné choroby a chromozomální poruchy
orientovat se v základních laboratorních vyšetřovacích metodách
general eligibility
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Group discussion
One-to-One tutorial
general eligibility
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
One-to-One tutorial
Group discussion
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Written exam
general eligibility
Written exam
Recommended literature
  • Michalová, K. Úvod do lidské cytogenetiky. Brno, 1999.
  • Pritchard, D. - Korf, B. Základy lékařské genetiky. Praha: Galén,, 2007.
  • Snustad, D. - Simmons, M. Genetika. Brno: Nakladatelství Masarykovy univerzity, 2009.
  • Thomson and Thomson. Klinická genetika, 6. vydání. 2004. ISBN 80-7254-475-6.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Care Studies Midwife (2014) Health service 1 Winter