Course: Genetics

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Course title Genetics
Course code KPZ/P1GEN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Dvořáková Renata, RNDr.
Course content
Genetics and its role in medicine. Basic terminology in genetics. Embryo development: genetic aspects. Autosomal dominant inheritance. Autosomal recessive inheritance. Sex-linked inheritance. Multifactorial threshold model. Clinical cytogenetics. Genetic examination in obstetrics. The most frequent genetic handicaps. Biochemical screening for developmental defects. Non-invasive diagnostic methods to detect developmental defects. Invasive prenatal diagnostics to detect developmental defects. Foetal therapy. Genetic counselling.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The course is designed as a theoretical, it allows learners to gain knowledge of genetic information, about the prevention of inborn defects, understanding the basic principles of genetics, principles of heredity at the level of molecules, cells and organisms, particularly with emphasis on human genetics. Part of the content are also the basic files of genetic defects, methods of genetic screening and evaluation of genetic risks, including the genetic counseling.
Students focus on basic principles of genetics and can apply the methods of genetic screening.
Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
Completion of compulsory attendance at the lectures. Completion of a written test or oral examination according to the course guarantor's decision.
Recommended literature
  • MAŘÍKOVÁ, T.; SEEMANOVÁ, E. Klinická genetika. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2013.
  • OTOVÁ, B.; MIHALOVÁ, R. Základy biologie a genetiky člověka. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2013.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty of Health Studies Midwife (2014) Health service 1 Winter
Faculty of Health Studies Midwife (2013) Health service 1 Winter
Faculty of Health Studies Midwife (2016) Health service 1 Winter
Faculty of Health Studies General nurse (2014) Health service 1 Winter
Faculty of Health Studies General nurse (2013) Health service 1 Winter