Instance: 2021/2022 - 1S
Cycles of Study/Courses
Teaching Staff - Responsibilities
Teaching - Hours
|Theoretical and practical :
Suitable for English-speaking students
Enable students with basic concepts and methodologies of analysis in Human Formal, Population, Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics and its applications in the field of psychology. It is expected that the acquired conceptual background and analytical skills will be helpful in the fields of applied psychology, teaching, research and others with more applied purposes.
Learning outcomes and competences
It is intended to provide students with the basics of the different areas of human genetics that allow the future professional to work in situations involving psychological matter pathologies transmitted genetically.
Formal GeneticsMendelian theory of heredity.Intra-allelic Interactions: dominance, recessivity, codominanceMultiallelismPhenotypic expression and gene interactionsPenetrance and expressivityLethal genes. Epistasy. Pleiotropy.Transmission patterns: homogametic and heterogametic systemsExtra-nuclear genomes: mitochondrial DNA Population GeneticsConcept of population. Estimating gene frequencies by direct counting.Hardy-Weinberg Principle. Applicability conditions. Autosomal and heterosomal loci CytogeneticsChromosome theory of heredityChromatin and chromosome structureChromosomal mutation (numeric and structural) Biochemical geneticsInborn errors of metabolismMetabolic chains: epi and hypostasisCollinearity between gene and protein Molecular Genetics Mutation at gene levelCoordination of differentiation gene expressionMolecular markers Genetics in psychologyHereditabilityMental retardation: metabolic errors and chromosomal anomalies.Behavior genetic analysis.Genetic counseling
GRIFFITHS AJF, MILLER JH, SUZUKI DT, LEWONTIN RC, GELBART WM; An introduction to genetic analysis, W.H. Freeman , 2007. ISBN: 0-19-530761-5
MOTTA PA ; Genética humana aplicada a psicologia e toda a área biomédica, Guanabara Koogan, 2005. ISBN: 8527709600
JOBLING M, HURLES M, TYLER-SMITH, C. ; JOBLING M, HURLE Human evolutionary genetics: Origins, Peoples and Disease, Garland Science.. ISBN: 9780815341857
LEWIS R ; Human genetics: concepts and applications. 9th ed, McGRAW-HILL, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-07-352527-3
MOTTA PA ; Genética em psicologia., Guanabara Koogan, 1993
PLOMIN R, DEFRIES JC, MCCLEARN GE, MCGUFFIN P; Behavioral Genetics (5th ed.), New York.Worth Publishers, 2011
REGATEIRO FJ ; Manual de genética médica, Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2003. ISBN: 972-8704-12-7
Teaching methods and learning activities
Theoretical-practical exposure and resolution / discussion of standard situations.
Evaluation with final exam
Amount of time allocated to each course unit
|Frequência das aulas
Eligibility for exams
The attendance of classes is advisable, although not obligatory due to logistical difficulties.
Once present, students should be active in class, contributing to their good functioning.
Calculation formula of final grade
In the final exam, the student must achieve a minimum score of 10 points to pass.
It involves conducting further examination once, until the time of the subsequent school year the feature that in which the student has and use that UC has provided examination.