Course syllabus P15-0033-I - Molecular Physiology (FBFS - WS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Molecular Physiology
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
3 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 6
Applied Biology - master (required), 3. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
During the semester there will be written tests with 40 points, final exam for 60 points. To obtain A evaluation must be obtained at least 93 points for the evaluation of B at least 86 points, C rating on at least 79 points for the evaluation of at least 72 points D and E on the evaluation of at least 64 points
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the molecular basis of functional symptoms of animal body systems. The student is able to use the knowledge for other courses in the program of Applied Biology. Graduates are able to identify the molecular mechanisms of physiological processes of individual organ systems of animals and humans.
Course contents:
The molecular substance of of functional systems of the body. Molecular substance of digestion and absorption, enzyme activation and their inhibition. Subcellular processes in the sensory organs, the molecular characteristics of different types of muscle function. Molecular mechanisms of conduction, action potential, neurotransmission at synapses and neurotransmitters. Effects of hormones, regulation of functional systems. Molecular physiology of organic matter transported through the cytoplasmic membrane. Molecular bases of reproduction, fertilization, cell preparation for fertilization.
Recommended or required reading:
Loughna, P. T., Pell, J. M. et al. Molecular Physiology of Growth. Cambridge University Press, 1996, 192 s. ISBN 0521471109.
Lukáč., N. et al. Repetitórium molekulovej fyziológie. Nitra : SPU, 2009. - 156 s.
Matthews, G. et al. Cellular Physiology of Nerve and Muscle, UK : Blackwell Publishing,2002, 256 s. ISBN 1405103302.
Strange, K. et al. Cellular and Molecular Physiology of Cell Volume Regulation. UK : CRC Press, 1993, 400 s. ISBN 0849344484.
Zempleni, J., Daniel, H. et al. Molecular Nutrition. CABI Publishing, 2003, 409 s. ISBN 0851996795.

Language of instruction:
subject is teached only winter semester
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 105

41,0 %
23,8 %17,1 %
10,5 %
7,6 %
0 %
Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Norbert Lukáč, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Ing. Eva Tvrdá, PhD. (instructor)
Ing. Jiřina Zemanová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Last modification: 7. 3. 2019
Supervisor: prof. Ing. Norbert Lukáč, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Martin Mastík, PhD. on 03/07/2019.

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