Introduction to biology

lbio1114  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to biology
3.00 credits
30.0 h + 7.5 h
Main themes
The cell and organelles How physics and chemistry are implicated in the structure and function of the cell. How cells are studied. The programme and the nucleus; the membranes and compartments; the energy and syntheses; the movement and cell organisation. The control of cell behaviour by extra- and intracellular signalling. The transmission of the programme. The integration of cells into a pluricellular organism. The differentiation and variety of cells ensure the diversity of organism's functions (protection, motility, inputs and outputs of metabolism, coordination, reproduction) The evolution guided the history of living things. The origin of life, the major kingdoms and their diversity, the mechanisms of evolution. The organisms are associated within the biosphere, with complex interactions. Biosphere and diversity of environment, ecosystems and communities (food networks, energy pyramid, biogeochemical cycles), populations (growth, regulation, human population).
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The course consists in an initiation to fundamental concepts in biology, with examples of applications. It features the particularities of the approach in biology, facing the complexity and diversity of its objects.
Other information
Prerequisites: none. Teaching method: lectures with contribution of current media. 
Online resources
Ouvrage de référence : N.A. Campbell et J. Reece, Biologie (7ème édition), De Boeck Université.
Teaching materials
  • Diapositives du cours disponibles sur Moodle UCL (format pdf) / Slides available online (Moodle UCL) in pdf format
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Minor in Scientific Culture

Interdisciplinary Advanced Master in Science and Management of the Environment and Sustainable Development

Master [120] in Environmental Science and Management