76036 - Applied Biology

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Podiatry (cod. 8479)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student should know: the organization and the main molecular mechanisms of eukariotic cells; the organization of genetic information, its transmission and expression; the reproduction of cells.

Course contents


Lesson #1:

Introduction to biology; Properties of living organisms.

Shape, size and structure of eukaryotic cells; plasma membrane: structure and permeability; the nucleus; the system of intracellular membranes: structure and function of smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi apparatus, the lysosome; mitochondria: structure and function.


Lesson #2:

Gene expression: DNA transcription

Lesson #3:

Translation, the genetic code.

DNA transmission: DNA duplication.


Lesson #4:
The cell division: mitosis and meiosis.



Suggested book:

Introduzione alla biochimica di Lehninger

Nelson DL, Cox MM, V edizione


Other useful university books to study biology:

- Elementi di biologia e genetica

Bonaldo P. et al.

prima edizione


- Campbell Biologia e genetica

Lisa A. Urry - Michael L. Cain - Steven A. Wasserman - Peter V. Minorsky - Rebecca B. Orr - Neil A. Campbell

dodicesima edizione

Pearson • Con Pearson eText

- Elementi di biologia

Eldra P. Solomon, Charles E. Martin, Diana W. Martin

ottava edizione italiana



Teaching methods

Lectures using schemes, figures and educational videos.

Assessment methods

At the end of course there will be an oral examination on the teachings of Biology. The student to pass the examination will be sufficient in Biology, Biochemistry and Histology. The final score will be the average of the results obtained in the individual modules of the course. Positive evaluation interval from 18/30 to 30/30.

Teaching tools

Universitarian books
Additional teaching materials will be available in the teacher's web site (https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/federica.facchin2).

The way to access the educational material will be communicated by the teacher to the students during the first lesson.

Office hours

See the website of Federica Facchin


Good health and well-being Quality education

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.