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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 12/05/2015
BIOL0006-1  Biology

Duration :  30h Th, 30h Pr
Number of credits :  
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures, Classics, 3rd year7
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies, 3rd year7
Bachelier en sciences biologiques7
Bachelier en sciences chimiques7
Bachelier en sciences physiques7
Lecturer :  Marc Thiry
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Course contents :  
First part : The structural basis of the life
1. The chemical composition of the living beings
2. The structure of the living beings
3. The cell periphery
4. The cell nucleus
5. the endoplasmic reticulum
6. The Golgi apparatus
7. The lysosomes
8. The peroxysomes
9. The mitochondria
10.The Chloroplasts
11.The cell filaments
12.Comparison between the procaryotic cell and the eucaryotic cell
Second Part : The life continuity
13.The cell multiplication
14.The reproduction of organisms
Learning outcomes of the course :  
This introductory course on cell biology is devoted to studying the structure and functions of the cell, the common denominator of living matter. The terms of cell multiplication and reproductive are also discussed.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Proficiency in French
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
TP1: How to use a microscope and a binocular magnifying glass TP2: osmosis and membrane permeability TP3: Cell energetics TP4: Mitosis TP5 : Plant tissues TP6 : Animal tissues TP7 : Animal reproduction TP8 : Plant reproduction
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
The lectures are essentially given on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:30 to 12:00 during the first 8 weeks of the first quadrimester. Four seminaries will be also given.
Practical works concretely illustrate important aspects of the course. The sessions of practical works will give the first quadrimester in the Great Hall of practical work of the Institute of Zoology (building I1, 22, quai Van Beneden, Liege).
Some compulsory remediation sessions are organised during the first quadrimester. The access to these sessions is subject to the preparation of a test.
Recommended or required readings :  
Of course notes and a guide of practical work are available to students at the beginning of the academic year. Reference books:
- Biologie cellulaire, exercices et méthodes. M. Thiry, S. Racano et P. Rigo. Ed. Dunod
- Biologie générale. P. Van Gansen Ed. Masson - Biologie cellulaire. M. Maillet. Ed. Masson - Biologie et physiologie cellulaires. A. Berkaloff et al. Ed. Hermann - Une visite de la cellule vivante. Ch. De Duve. Ed. De Boeck
Assessment methods and criteria :  
- Tests in the form of QCM and on the material seen during the theoretical course will be held during the first quadrimester.
- Tests on the subject of the practical work will be held at the end of each session of practical works in cell biology.
- An examination in the form of a written test on any matter (theory and practice), will be held at each session. The matter of seminaries will not do part of the exam matter.
- The overall mark submitted for deliberation will consider the QCM points, the interrogation points obtained at the end of practical work sessions, the active participation in compulsory remediation sessions and the mark of written test.
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
The practical works constitute substantial assistance in the acquisition of knowledge, in the acquisition of a critical spirit and in the development of a sense of observation. To be profitable, assistance to practical works involves the previous study of the corresponding matter (at least a thorough reading). The presence in the practical works is mandatory. Any absence for medical reasons must be justified by a certificate. In case of repeated unjustified absences, the student will be denied access to the examination of cell biology.
Contacts :  
THIRY Marc Cell and tissue Biology Institute A. Swaen (Bâtiment L3) 20, rue de pitteurs, 4020 Liege or Center of cellular and molecular neurobiology, CHU (Bldg B36) 1st Floor Tower Pharmacy, avenue de l'Hospital 1, 4000 Liege Tel: 04 366.51.66 - E-mail:
The persons supervising the practical works: COMPERE Philippe - E-mail:
GOOSSE Véronique - E-mail:
HAMBUCKERS Alain - E-mail:
LEBRUN Marielle - E-mail:
REMACLE Claire - E-mail:
RIGO Pierre -E-mail: )
THELEN Nicolas - E-mail:

Secretary: BROUWERS Sébastien,, tél.: 04 366 50 97.)


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