General Biology
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Course code
MLB6001.LT
old course code
MLB6001
Course title in Estonian
Üldbioloogia
Course title in English
General Biology
ECTS credits
4.0
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
Tõnu Ploompuu (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
The aim of the course is to explain the evolution
of living systems by examining the laws governing these processes.
This course is designed to prepare a sound foundation for the more
specialized academic courses in biology by giving a general overview
about: i) the fundamental biological processes of life, ii) the
regulation of these processes, iii) the formation of biodiversity.
Brief description of the course
Overview about the characteristics of life and its
levels of organisation. The expenditure of energy in biological
systems. Major energy cycles. The laws of heredity: genetics and
reproductive cycles. The evolution of life and its biodiversity:
viruses, bacteria, animals, fungi and plants. The description of
diversity of life and its classification systems. Ecology and
ecosystems.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- understands of major concepts in biology;
- has overview of fundamental processes of life and of the hierarchy of biological systems, from single cell to ecosystem level. Comprehension of the processes resulting in biodiversity;
- has ability to orient in classifications describing biodiversity.

Teacher
lekt Tõnu Ploompuu, MSc
Study programmes containing that course
Integrated Natural Sciences (MLLB/22.LT)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/22.LT)
Integrated Natural Sciences (MLLB/21.LT)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/21.LT)
Integrated Natural Sciences (MLLB/20.LT)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/20.LT)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/19.LT)
Integrated Natural Sciences (MLLB/19.LT)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/18.LT)
Integrated Natural Sciences (MLLB/18.LT)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/17.LT)
Integrated Natural Sciences (MLLB/17.LT)
Integrated Natural Sciences (MLLB/00.LT)
Integrated Natural Sciences (MLLB/16.LT)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/16.LT)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/15.LT)
Integrated Natural Sciences (MLLB/15.LT)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/14.LT)
Education (KAPB/14.HR)
Geoecology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLGB/14.LT)
Geoecology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLGB/15.LT)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/13.LT)
Geoecology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLGB/13.LT)
Education (KAPB/13.HR)
Geoecology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLGB/12.LT)
Education (KAPB/12.HR)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/12.LT)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/11.LT)
Physics (with Minor Field of Study) (MLFB/11.LT)
Environmental Management (MLKSB/11.LT)
Geoecology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLGB/11.LT)
Mathematics, Mathematical Economics and Data Analysis (MLMB/11.DT)
Physics (with Minor Field of Study) (MLFB/10.LT)
Environmental Management (MLKSB/10.LT)
Mathematics, Mathematical Economics and Data Analysis (MLMB/10.DT)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/10.LT)
Geoecology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLGB/10.LT)
Computer Science (IFIFB/09.DT)
Geoecology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLGB/09.LT)
Physics (with Minor Field of Study) (MLFB/09.LT)
Environmental Management (MLKSB/09.LT)
Mathematics, Mathematical Economics and Data Analysis (MLMB/09.DT)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/09.LT)
Geoecology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLGB/08.LT)
Physics (with Minor Field of Study) (MLFB/08.LT)
Environmental Management (MLKSB/08.LT)
Computer Science (IFIFB/08.DT)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/08.LT)
Biology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLBB/00.LT)
Geoecology (with Minor Field of Study) (MLGB/00.LT)
Computer Science (IFIFB/00.DT)
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