BŪK702 Adaptive Systems in Biology

Code BŪK702
Name Adaptive Systems in Biology
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Heat Engineering, Heat, Gas and Water Technology
Academic staff Linda Mežule, Tālis Juhna, Brigita Daļecka
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation In nature adaptive mechanisms can be found at various organisation levels. They support the survival of an individual, certain species or the whole population. Knowledge about biological mechanisms will allow to identify the most effective signal conduction and transformation types, which can be further applied into artificial systems. The course is based on analysis of various samples of adaptive mechanisms; nevertheless it will also provide basic knowledge..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the course is to provide knowledge about adaptive mechanisms, their types and importance in control of biological processes
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Knowledge in basics of biological systems - Exam on theoretical questions, practical work
Able to define adaptive mechanisms. Able to solve practical tasks - Paractical work. Study work
Able to visually identify and mathematically describe adaptive mechanisms in microbiology and botany - 3 practical works in laboratory
Able to connect biological mechanisms with systems found in electronics - theoretical exam questions
Course prerequisites Mathematics, Physics, Basic chemistry

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