Course: Medical Genetics

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Course title Medical Genetics
Course code KAZ/LGENZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
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
  • Jaklová Radka, MUDr.
  • Polendová Daniela, MUDr.
Course content
Lectures: 1.History of genetics and its division. Cell cycle and mitosis. Meiosis. Gametogenesis in male and female. 2.Structure and function of DNA. Gene and genetic information transfer. 3.Mendel's laws. Basic terms:genotype, phenotype, dominance, recessivity, homozygote, heterozygote, types of heredity. 4.Caryotype, structure of chromosome. Investigative methods in cytogenetics. Origins and types of chromosomal abberations, numerical and structural chromosomal abberations. 5.Syndromes: Down, Edwards, Patau, cat cry, Klinefelter, XYY, Turner etc. 6.Investigative methods in molecular genetics, genetic engineering. 7.Genetic advisory and prenatal diagnostics of defects and congenital disorders. 8.Genetic disorders of human metabolism, options of treatment. 9.Impact of mutagenic factors of external environment and options of testing. 10.Ecogenetics. Pharmacogenetics. Immunogenetics. Progress of carcinogenesis - types of mutations in selected types of malignities. Genetics and society.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching, Lecture
  • Contact hours - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 32 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
A graduate acquires knowledge about genetic information transfer and the impact of external environment on it, that he/she will apply after passing the course in practice.
teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching
assessment methods
Recommended literature
  • Fischlová, H. Základy genetiky.. Plzeň: ZČU v Plzni,, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7043-973-9.
  • Michalová, K. Úvod do lidské cytogenetiky. Brno, 1999.
  • Snustad, D. P., Simmons, M. J. Genetika. Brno: Masarykova univerzita,, 2009. ISBN 978-80-210-4852-2.
  • Šmarda, J. Genetika pro gymnázia.. Fortuna,, 2003. ISBN 80-7168-851-7.
  • Thompson and Thompson. Klinická genetika.vydání. Triton, 2004. ISBN 80-72254-475-6.
  • Vrba, M. Genetika pro zdravotní laboranty. BRNO, 1994.

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 Health Rescuer (2016) Health service 1 Summer