GENERAL BIOLOGY I
Faculty requirements (Faculty Obligatory )
However, 'Basics in Biology' is taught concurrently for students not fulfilling biology study at school. 6.
This course provides with a concentrated introduction to the cell biology and human organ system. It emphasizes the concepts associated with the cell and its constituents of macromolecules and organelles. It also provides basic knowledge associated with cell dynamics, including a detailed study of the cell cycle and the central metabolism. It finally provides with basic scientific terms of histology, physiology and the concept of homeostasis. 7. Semester
First semester in the first year level
8. Time & Location
Time: Sec.2 (8:00-8:50 SMW), Sec.4 (8:30-9:50 NT), and Sec.5 (11:00-11:50 SMW) location: Sec.2 (room 016), Sec.4 (room 016), and Sec.5 (room 016) 9. Methods of Teaching
Lectures (LCD Slide show)
First Exam 20%
Second Exam 25%
50% Final Exam
Final Exam 50%
100 % Total
11. Teaching staff
Mr. Abdalsalam Kmail
10:00-11:00 S, 9:00-10:00 M, 12:00-1:00 W,
1:00-2:30 N, 10:00-11:30 T
15. Objective of the course
The main goal of the course is to build the basic knowledge in diverse biological topics including macromolecules structure and function; cell structure and function; cell cycle; introduction to metabolism; cellular respiration; cell division, basics of bacterial and viral genetics, as well as animal form and function. The course targets the molecular and cellular basis of life, basics in metabolism, emphasis on the tight relations between structure and function in living systems notably animals and humans, cellular respiration, meiotic and mitotic cell division along with regulation of the cell cycle and applications notably in understanding cancer, basics of bacteria and viruses, basics of animals form and function…
16. Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
After completing this course, students should be able to:
Describe the properties of carbon that make it the central component of organic compounds; compare the functions and chemical functional groups of the major groups of organic compounds: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids.
Explain why the cell is the basic unit of life; compare and contrast properties of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells; describe the structure and function of eukaryotic cell organelles.
Describe the cell cycle and the processes of mitosis and meiosis in cell division; emphasize the genetic importance of meiosis in life cycles and sexual reproduction; and distinguish between asexual and sexual reproduction.
Relate animal form with its function for all levels of organization and to explain how animals regulate their internal environment within relatively narrow limits.
Understand the thermodynamics behind cellular processes and the driving forces of biochemical reactions. The concentration on central metabolism comes into play where glycolysis, and the electron transport chain are detailed.
List the major components of a virus; list the criteria used to categorize viruses; outline the steps of bacteriophage reproduction; distinguishing between lytic and lysogenic cycles; outline the steps of animal virus reproduction, provide examples of human diseases that are caused by viruses, particularly emerging viruses; and compare and contrast viroids and prions with one another and with viruses.
Understand basics of bacterial and viral biology and genetics…
17. Action #
Carbon and the Molecular Diversity of Life
Large Biological Molecules
A Tour of the Cell
Membrane Structure and Function
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