APPLIED BIOLOGY II
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of this course is to give the student the ability to:
- - understand the correlation between structure and function at the different organizational levels.
- mechanisms and consequences of sexual reproduction
- Appraise the implication of human evolution for the bio-medical research
basic knowledge of chemistry, physic and biology.
Course contents summary
1. Sexual reproduction: meiosis. Male and female gametogenesis and their hormonal regulation.
3. The modern evolutionary synthesis. Microevolution and its causes. The origins of species. Evolution of Vertebrates: an overview. Evolution of the mammalian middle ear. Primates, Australopitecines and the genus Homo. The evolution of bipedal locomotion and brain in Hominids
Solomon et al., Fondamenti di Biologia, Edises
During classroom lectures I will illustrate and discuss the state of the art, concepts and experiments in the specific issue of biology. The lectures will be in an interactive format and students are strongly encouraged to ask questions and insert comments
Assessment methods and criteria
A written exam will be given during class time comprising of.
Final exam, which has to be taken together with the other topics of the integrated course, is written (20 multiple choice or T-F questions and two open–answer questions) and oral.
Additional course material on ear evolution in vertebrates and on Hominid evolution is available the course website