Laboratory - FONDAMENTI DI BIOLOGIA (2018/2019)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Flavia Guzzo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. 2A dal Feb 18, 2019 al Mar 23, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

-Recognize the evidences of the theory of evolution and to be able to describe its mechanisms of action;
-Recognize, describe and classify the main groups of living organisms (bacteria, unicellular eukaryota, fungi, algae, main animal and plant phyla)
-recognize the main levels of living organism organization (cells, tissues, organs when appropriate, whole organisms);
-describe the main compartments of eukaryotic cells and their functions;
-describe the global relationships between organisms and between organisms and environment;
-set up simple laboratory experiences to show and demonstrate the scientific method;
-translate the acquired competences and knowledge in languages suitable to children of different ages;
-use an appropriate language.


-The origin and the evolution of the species;
-the chemistry of life and cell metabolism;
-the cell theory;
-structure of prokaryotic cell;
-structure of eukaryotic cell;
-the diversity of the living organisms: bacteria; protists; algae; unicellular and pluricellular fungi; animals; plants;
-the relationships between the living organisms and the trophic networks;
-set up of simple experiments to show how the scientific method works.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Purves W.K., Savada D., Orians G.H., Heller H.C. Biologia Ed. Zanichelli, Bologna 2001
Claudio Longo Didattica della biologia Ledizioni   9788867051601
E.Padoa-Schioppa Didattica della biologia EdiSES   9788865845158

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination will be an oral test aimed to verify :
-the overall degree of knowledge of the issues of this course;
-the ability to translate the scientific concepts in languages suitable to children with different ages;
-the scientific language skills.