1st Bachelor in Medical Biology -

Biology preparatory to medical biology and biotechnologies

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ECTS Credits5
Number of Hours (h/year)60
Teaching staffLENTZ, Gerda
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2

Elementary knowledge in science and in french

Aims and Objectives

To give to the students the ability to take up the courses specific to the training in medical biology and biotechnology. To train the students to develop scientific approaches, a critical, rigorous thinking and good analytic abilities.


Molecular biology

· Molecular composition of the cell

· Function and replication of DNA

· Genetic information: genetic code; protein synthesis ; genetic regulation in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

Cell biology

· Cell structure

· Composition, structure and functions of the plasma membrane, the nucleus and the organelles.

· Comparison between animal cell and vegetal cell

· Mitosis, cell cycle, cell cycle regulation.

Biology of the reproduction ·

The meosis - Spermatogenesis and ovogenesis

Hormonal control of the gametogenesis

Fertilization .

Embryonic and foetal development human - organogenesis and histogenesis

Foetal membranes 

Regulation of the embryonic development .

Experimental embryology, applications


Mendelian heredity, chromosome theory of heredity; karyotype; banding; mutations; heredity of blood groups (ABO system and rhesus factor); the hereditary diseases transmitted by autosomes or by heterososmes.

Eukaryotic biodiversity, classification, evolution of the animal kingdom


CAMPBELL N.A., Biologie, Ed. De Boeck Université, last edition 

COOPER G.M., La Cellule : une approche moléculaire, Ed. De Boeck Université, 1999

CROSS P. C. et MERCER KL, Ultrastructure cellulaire et tissulaire, Ed. De Boeck, Université, last edition

KARP G., Biologie cellulaire et moléculaire : concepts et expériences, Ed. De Boeck Université, 1998

Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures

Elementary knowledge in chemistry

Assessment MethodsWritten examinations
NotesIn part

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