INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering
||Number of ECTS Credits
||Class Hours Per Week
||Total Hours Per Semester
||3 + 2
|Monia Avdić - Ibrišimović, Assist. Prof. Dr.
||Monia Avdić Ibrišimović
||Monia Avdić - Ibrišimović, Assist. Prof. Dr.
|This course is designed to cover the basics of biology that are needed for future studies of genetics and bioengineering.Model organisms are usually used to study genetics, which is why students will have an opportunity to learn about living
organisms, as well as how to implement this knowledge in future studies. The course will begin by introducing the structures of macromolecules, the basic concepts of the cell, cell organelles, metabolism, cell cycle, inheritance and the flow of genetic information, followed by binominal classification systems and various groups of organisms, such as bacteria, algae, fungi, Plantae and Animalia. This is taken concurrently with a laboratory course.
|The cognitive, affective and behavioral objectives of this course are following:
Giving students an overview of the living world and briefly introducing them to the basic groups of living
Explaining the basic structure and function of cells as the basic units of all living things and as the building
blocks of multicellular organisms.
Teaching students the basics of metabolism, photosynthesis, cell cycle and the basics of inheritance.
Introduction to the concept of biodiversity and bioethics.
Teaching students to use the binominal classification system which is needed throughout the study.
Teaching students to identify different species of bacteria, algae, fungi, plantae and animalia through
microscopic, macroscopic studies and field trips.
Explaining the interactions between organisms and their environments, and the consequences of these
interactions in natural populations, communities, and ecosystems.
- Introduction to general biology and molecular diversity of life
- Water and Carbon based molecules
- The structure and function of macromolecules- carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids
- The cell and cellular organelles. Cell membranes and transport
- Cell metabolism and cellular respiration
- Midterm Week
- Cell communication, cell cycle and mitosis
- Meiosis and sexual life cycles
- Chromosomal and molecular basis of inheritance
- Genes - From genes to protein - flow of genetic information
- Introduction to evolution
- Binominal classification system (Woes and whittaker)
- Bacteria, fungi, plantae, animalia
- Introduction to ecology
- Beginning of classes
- Introduction to general biology labs and binominal classification
- Plants classification and species determination
- Midterm Week
- Plants - field trip
- Visit to the natural museum
- Animalia - Protista
- Animalia - Arthropoda
- Animalia - fish dissection
- Preparation for practical exam
- Practical exam
- Interactive Lectures
- Practical Sessions
- Discussions and group work
- Field trips
- Problem solving
- Case Studies
| Midterm Exam(s)||20|
| Final Exam||1||40|
- Learn the basic concept of the cell as the basic structural and functional unit of all living things
- Discriminate the basic concepts of cell chemistry
- Learn the basic concepts of macromolecules
- Reece, J. B., Urry, L. A., Cain, M. L., Wasserman, S. A., Minorsky, P. V., & Jackson, R. B. (2011). Campbell biology (p. 379). Boston: Pearson.
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)||42||3||126|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)||14||2||28|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)||1||2||2|
|Final Examination(1 week)||1||2||2|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination||1||6||6|
|Preparation for Final Examination||1||14||14|
|Assignment / Homework/ Project||4||4||16|
|Seminar / Presentation||1||1||1|