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UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN BIOMEDICINE

Code:
 D039

Credits:
 60
 
Publication date:
 09/01/2014

Title:
 Master (ECTS)
 
Fee:
 42,97
 1st registration credits
 

FIELD OF STUDY

Sciences

SYLLABUS

UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN BIOMEDICINE

TYPE OF EDUCATION

Combined Face-to-face and On line

LANGUAGE / S THAT IS OFFERED

Valencian
Spanish

CENTRES WHERE IT IS TAUGHT

Faculty of Science

PROGRAMME JOINTLY SHARED WITH

Only taught at this university

EXAMINATION DATES

Enter the list of examination dates for this graduate programme.

SYLLABUS OFFERED

 

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UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN BIOMEDICINE
30 credits
 
30 credits
 
22 credits
 
maximum 8 credits
 
 
Once this block is approved, you get
MASTER'S DEGREE IN BIOMEDICINE

 

AIMS


The overall objective of this Master’s course is to train professionals in the field of biomedical research, providing specialisation, primarily in the acquisition of proficiencies related to research, but also includes the acquisition of advanced knowledge and a command of cutting-edge techniques and skills, some of which are interdisciplinary in nature. A multidisciplinary focus is taken, facilitating student adaptation to  professional settings, which can be extremely dynamic in these fields, and helping them to participate in high-level research projects, which increasingly require a greater degree of synergy from different research groups taking different experimental approaches. Students will become familiarised with some of the various lines of research carried out by the research groups involved in teaching this Master’s degree course.

Accordingly, the ultimate goal of this Master’s is to provide professionals with a solid grounding in molecular and cellular biomedicine, which will allow them on the one hand to develop excellent basic biomedicine research skills, and on the other to promote competitive translational research, contributing to a deeper understanding of the etipathology and physiopathology of diseases and improving their treatment. The general objectives are as follows:

  1. To provide a deeper understanding of the causes and the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the physiopathology of diseases, acquiring an integrated vision.
  2. To acquire advanced skills in experimental laboratory work in the field of molecular and cellular biomedicine.
  3. To understand the uses and limitations of the most relevant technologies in current research, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases.
  4. To acquire the knowledge and the ability to identify problems, find practical solutions and know how to apply them in a research or professional context in the biomedical field.
  5. To acquire the ability to design and carry out a research project in the field of biomedicine.
  6. To develop the ability to communicate and present scientific work clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  7. To acquire the skills necessary for independent life-long learning.
  8. To acquire a solid basis for a career in research after taking a doctorate or for carrying out professional duties in the biomedical field not requiring a doctorate or medical degree.

COMPETENCES


General Competences (CG)

  • CG1:Acquire the advanced knowledge in different fields of Biomedicine needed for in-depth application to a specific specialisation.
  • CG2:Ability to follow and critically interpret the latest advances in theoretical and practical Biomedical knowledge.
  • CG3:Ability to interrelate knowledge to deal with problems from different points of view, thus enriching the solutions.
  • CG4:Capacity to interpret Biomedical research results at an advanced level.
  • CG5:Capacity for independent research, although limited to carrying out specific supervised studies.
  • CG6:Develop an original and creative way of approaching Biomedical problems.

UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • CGUA1:Oral and written communication skills in English.
  • CGUA2:Computer and information and communication technology tool skills, as well as the ability to access on-line databases, including scientific bibliographies, patent and legislation databases.
  • CGUA3:Oral and written communication skills in Spanish. Capacity to prepare and defend projects.

Specific Competences:

    Basic Module

    • CEF1:Know how to recognise well-defined statistical problems in the real problems one faces or will face in one's profession.
    • CEF2:Advanced understanding of the main statistical inference tools used in Biosciences.
    • CEF3:Understand the general principles of experimental design and probabilistic models, particularly of regression and variance analysis models.
    • CEF4:Design and carry out research according to the established principles of ethics, animal experimentation and biosafety.
    • CEF5:Acquire a general understanding of the frontiers of research in Biomedicine and Technologies for life.
    • CEF6:Acquire the skills needed to obtain images and signals used in Biosciences.
    • CEF7:Understand fundamental signal processing and analysis techniques and know how to analyse and interpret the results.
    • CEF8:Learn how to implement specific cutting-edge computer programs for the efficient analysis and management of biomedical sciences data.
    • CEF9:Understand the format, content and ways to write and present patents, particularly biomedical patents.
    • CEF10:Understand how spin-off companies work.
    • CEF11:Understand and master the use of scientific documentation search tools in databases, as well as advanced on-line bibliography searches.
    • CEF12:Acquire scientific communication and dissemination skills.

    Specific Biomedicine Module

    • CEBM1:Acquire the skills needed to prepare, carry out and analyse electrophysiological and fluorometry registers.
    • CEBM2:Understand the methodological advances associated with non-invasive functional exploration tests and be able to interpret the results.
    • CEBM3:Understand the advances in the functional properties of ion channels and the latest mechanisms involved in their regulation.
    • CEBM4:Familiarise students with the scientific method used in biomedical sciences.
    • CEBM5:Acquire a modern view of transduction mechanisms at cell membrane level and their regulation mechanisms, explaining their functional relevance.
    • CEBM6:Understand the main physiopathological consequences involving functional alterations to intra and intercellular signalling systems.
    • CEBM7:Understand the different heredity patterns of genetic illnesses and acquire the ability to interpret genealogical trees.
    • CEBM8:Understand the fundamentals of the different genetic techniques applicable to the molecular diagnosis of illnesses and acquire the ability to interpret the results obtained for genetic counselling.
    • CEBM9:Familiarise oneself with the most modern assisted reproduction techniques and acquire awareness of their usefulness for society.
    • CEBM10:Possess experience in a cell culture unit: Understand the methodology needed to prepare and handle animal cell culture and its application to physiological and pharmacological studies.
    • CEBM11:Understand the methods for analysing the viability and functional status of cell cultures.
    • CEBM12:Apply one's knowledge of physiology and physiopathology to nutrition and dietetics.
    • CEBM13:Understand the physiopathological aspects of nutrition-related illnesses.
    • CEBM14:Master current and advanced knowledge of cell and tissue morphology and be able to relate them to their function.
    • CEBM15:Enable students to handle advanced morphological techniques and know how to interpret the results obtained.
    • CEBM16:Understand the therapeutic targets of pharmaceutical products and the evolution of the same over time in the organism.
    • CEBM17:Evaluate hearing using subjective psychoacoustic and objective electrophysiological tests.
    • CEBM18:Interpret the results of audiological tests, distinguishing between normal cases and those involving auditory loss.
    • CEBM19:Understand the biological significance of the stem cell concept, its types and possible therapeutic applications.
    • CEBM20:Be aware of the possibilities of regenerative medicine as a future therapy.
    • CEBM21:Understand the causes of the main neurodegenerative illnesses.
    • CEBM22:Understand neurodegenerative and neuroprotective processes using the visual system experimental model.
    • CEBM23:Understand the main advances in Neuroscience research.
    • CEBM24:Understand the main animal models used in biomedical research.
    • CEBM25:Understand the main principles of pharmacology: pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and pharmacological tests.
    • CEBM26:Ability to develop new methods for application in biomedicine.
    • CEBM27:Acquire the ability to evaluate, interpret and discuss the analytical results obtained in different experimental situations.
    • CEBM28:Acquire the ability to interpret and evaluate clinical trials and write the corresponding reports.

Competencias propias del módulo específico de biotecnología para la salud y la sostenibilidad

  • CEBT1:Manejar técnicas de laboratorio utilizadas en investigación en biotecnología de acuerdo con protocolos establecidos de bioseguridad.
  • CEBT2:Utilización de protocolos y equipos para preparación, manipulación y adquisición de datos de muestras de ácidos nucleicos, proteínas, genomas, transcriptomas y proteomas.
  • CEBT3:Utilización de protocolos y equipos para manejo de microorganismos y cultivos celulares específicamente usados en investigación.
  • CEBT4:Utilización de protocolos y equipos para transformación genética de microorganismos y plantas específicamente usados en investigación.
  • CEBT5:Utilización de protocolos y equipos de análisis estructural y funcional de genes y proteínas.
  • CEBT6:Identificar la aplicabilidad las técnicas de laboratorio utilizadas en biotecnología.
  • CEBT7:Adquirir un conocimiento avanzado de las aproximaciones experimentales de la Biología de Sistemas.
  • CEBT8:Conocer la aplicabilidad de las plataformas genómicas, proteómicas, metabolómicas y bioinformáticas para el análisis de muestras biológicas y clínicas y su utilidad para diagnóstico.
  • CEBT9:Conocer técnicas moleculares avanzadas para el análisis de la expresión génica.
  • CEBT10:Conocer las estrategias y los procedimientos generales para la transformación genética de organismos.
  • CEBT11:Conocer los métodos oficiales y los nuevos métodos de detección de organismos modificados genéticamente.
  • CEBT12:Analizar y manipular las estructuras tridimensionales de las proteínas y sus interacciones con ligandos específicos.
  • CEBT13:Conocer las técnicas que se utilizan para la determinación de estructura de proteínas.
  • CEBT14:Manejar programas informáticos para la comparación, la representación y predicción de estructura de proteínas.
  • CEBT15:Conocer las estrategias globales, herramientas y metodologías para el análisis proteómico.
  • CEBT16:Saber analizar de forma cuantitativa muestras de proteínas mediante de electroforesis bidimensional y saber analizar grandes volúmenes de datos de espectrometría de masas para identificar y cuantificar proteínas purificadas o mezclas complejas.
  • CEBT17:Conocer las estrategias para establecer la función biológica de genes y proteínas.
  • CEBT18:Conocer las estrategias de determinación de la variabilidad biológica de los genomas y su utilidad para diseñar marcadores moleculares.
  • CEBT19:Conocer las aplicaciones más importantes de los principales tipos de marcadores moleculares de DNA, así como sus ventajas y limitaciones.
  • CEBT20:Adquirir un conocimiento avanzado de la biología molecular de microorganismos
  • CEBT21:Adquirir un conocimiento avanzado de la fisiología microbiana.
  • CEBT22:Conocer los últimos avances en el control y medida del crecimiento microbiano.
  • CEBT23:Conocer los mecanismos moleculares implicados en la regulación de la expresión génica en procesos biológicos de interés biotecnológico.
  • CEBT24:Conocer las características diferenciales de la señalización molecular en procesos y organismos de interés biotecnológico.
  • CEBT25:Conocer las bases del análisis estructural y funcional de proteínas. Interpretar información de difracción de rayos-X y resonancia magnética nuclear para determinar la estructura 3D de proteínas y sus dominios funcionales.
  • CEBT26:Conocer las estrategias y herramientas para manipular la estructura y propiedades catalíticas de las enzimas.
  • CEBT27:Adquirir un conocimiento avanzado de la conexión entre metabolismo primario y secundario de plantas y microorganismos en relación a la biosíntesis de productos naturales bioactivos beneficiosos para la salud.
  • CEBT28:Conocer las estrategias y recursos biológicos para dirigir el metabolismo de células, tejidos u organismos hacia la producción o modificación de compuestos bioactivos beneficiosos para la salud.
  • CEBT29:Evaluar y manejar biorreactores de laboratorio aptos para la producción de compuestos naturales bioactivos por microorganismos y células y tejidos vegetales.
  • CEBT30:Conocer los mecanismos de acción de los distintos organismos sobre el desarrollo vegetal y tecnicas utilizadas en bioagricultura. Conocer los procesos que determinan la fertilidad del suelo y los distintos aspectos relacionados con el entorno ambiental del vegetal que establecen su desarrollo, productividad y calidad de las cosechas.
  • CEBT31:Conocer los nuevos productos de origen biológico para uso sostenible en producción y sanidad agrícola, así como las tecnologías para su producción.
  • CEBT32:Conocer la legislación y los organismos nacionales e internacionales que regulan los productos y tecnicas empleados en bioagricultura y en la industria agroalimentaria.
  • CEBT33:Conocer y ser capaz de aplicar los métodos avanzados de detección de microorganismos.
  • CEBT34:Conocer las estrategias y recursos para la obtención de nuevos productos biotecnológicos.
  • CEBT35:Conocer los nuevos productos y tecnologías de origen biológico para mejorar la sostenibilidad en la producción de alimentos más saludables y más seguros.
  • CEBT36:Conocer las realidades y potencialidades de la biotecnología en el campo de las energías renovables, la recuperación de suelos contaminados y el reciclaje de residuos orgánicos.
  • CEBT37:Saber aplicar los aspectos regulatorios nacionales e internacionales en la implementación de sistemas de bioseguridad ambiental y alimentaria en relación a los organismos modificados genéticamente.

Competencias propias del módulo específico de química médica

  • CEQM1:Dominar los conocimientos actualizados y avanzados relativos a la síntesis, aislamiento y purificación de los compuestos orgánicos.
  • CEQM2:Conocer las biotransformaciones básicas de los compuestos orgánicos.
  • CEQM3:Plantear métodos y estrategias de síntesis.
  • CEQM4:Conocer y utilizar técnicas espectroscópicas y espectrométricas avanzadas e innovadoras de determinación estructural y de análisis orgánico y bioorgánico.
  • CEQM5:Conocer y aplicar conceptos a escala industrial y diseñar procesos a gran escala.
  • CEQM6:Saber elaborar y conocer las propiedades de los distintos materiales orgánicos.
  • CEQM7:Ser capaz de clasificar los materiales según sus propiedades y aplicaciones, y ser capaz de interrelacionar las propiedades con las aplicaciones.
  • CEQM8:Conocer en profundidad los mecanismos avanzados de las reacciones orgánicas.
  • CEQM9:Conocer los mecanismos avanzados, desde el punto de vista químico- orgánico, a través de los cuales tienen lugar las transformaciones biológicas más específicas.
  • CEQM10:Conocer los intermedios biosintéticos más relevantes que existen fuera de las grandes rutas biosintéticas.
  • CEQM11:Conocer la estructura, biosíntesis, síntesis y reactividad de los productos naturales más importantes que no se encuentran dentro de las grandes rutas biosintéticas.
  • CEQM12:Ser capaz de desarrollar proyectos: las partes que lo componen, las fases por las que debe pasar, los trámites que hay que cumplir, etc.
  • CEQM13:Saber utilizar algunos programas informáticos con el objeto de desarrollar proyectos.
  • CEQM14:Conocer los métodos y estrategias en síntesis asimétrica avanzada.
  • CEQM15:Conocer los procesos enantioselectivos organocatalizados.
  • CEQM16:Conocer los procesos enantioselectivos catalizados por complejos metálicos quirales.
  • CEQM17:Diseñar y desarrollar fármacos.
  • CEQM18:Ser capaz de comprender la relación existente entre estructura química, propiedades físico-químicas, reactividad y respuesta biológica de los fármacos.
  • CEQM19:Conocer los compuestos heterocíclicos aromáticos en cuanto a estructura, propiedades físicas y químicas, métodos de síntesis y aplicaciones.
  • CEQM20:Ser capaz de diseñar y conocer técnicas experimentales para trabajar con sistemas supramoleculares, así como sus posibles aplicaciones médicas o tecnológicas.
  • CEQM21:Conocer los tipos de reacciones avanzadas, más utilizados en síntesis química orgánica, desarrolladas por enzimas y otros microorganismos.
  • CEQM22:Saber manipular e interpretar los datos suministrados por los experimentos bidimensionales y tridimensionales de RMN.
  • CEQM23:Conocer y saber aplicar los métodos computacionales al descubrimiento y diseño de nuevas moléculas útiles para la industria farmacéutica.
  • CEQM24:Conocer técnicas acerca del empleo de catalizadores sólidos que puedan ser recuperados y reutilizados múltiples veces.
  • CEQM25:Conocer y aplicar las técnicas de catálisis en fase sólida y de química combinatoria a la síntesis de fármacos y reacciones de química fina.
  • CEQM26:Conocer las fuentes principales de productos químicos y su manipulación para su transformación posterior en materiales orgánicos de valor añadido.
  • CEQM27:Conocer los aspectos generales de la industria química orgánica y de los sectores agroquímico, farmacéutico y medioambientales desde la perspectiva académica e industrial.
  • CEQM28:Ser capaz de aplicar los conceptos de química verde a todos los procesos de síntesis de fármacos, con énfasis en utilización de fuentes renovables de materias primas, reducción de sustancias contaminantes y diseño de procesos sostenibles.
  • CEQM29:Conocer los análisis más avanzados de fármacos, así como la validación de métodos analíticos más recientes. Conocer el uso de las distintas farmacopeas.
  • CEQM30:Conocimiento de las normas actualizadas de buena manufactura de productos farmacéuticos, así como otros sistemas de gestión de la calidad y del medio ambiente.
  • CEQM31:Saber interpretar los datos suministrados por los experimentos avanzados y más novedosos de espectrometría de masas.
  • CEQM32:Conocer los nuevos tipos de espectrómetros de masas, así como los métodos de preparación de muestras, introducción de la muestra y de procesos de ionización más avanzados.

Competencias propias del módulo específico de optometría clínica y visión

  • CEOP1:Organizar datos en la elaboración de historias clínicas, en particular para distintos grupos poblacionales.
  • CEOP2:Resolución del diagnóstico y necesidades de compensación óptica o tratamientos visuales en distintos grupos de población.
  • CEOP3:Conocer las técnicas actuales de cirugía ocular y tener capacidad para realizar las pruebas oculares incluidas en el examen pre- y post- operatorio.
  • CEOP4:Estructurar el examen visual a las peculiaridades de cada caso clínico.
  • CEOP5:Desarrollar la capacidad de elaborar informes colaborando con otros profesionales sanitarios en la gestión de pacientes.
  • CEOP6:Aplicar los conocimientos en lentes de contacto en los procedimientos de adaptación en distintos grupos clínicos.
  • CEOP7:Desarrollar programas de entrenamiento y terapia visual y aplicarlos a la mejora de las capacidades visuales.
  • CEOP8:Desarrollar mejoras ergonómicas en el entorno visual de los diferentes casos.
  • CEOP9:Conocer sistemas de prevención y detección de anomalías visuales.
  • CEOP10:Resolver los casos de intolerancia o fracaso de las prescripciones o tratamientos visuales.
  • CEOP11:Aplicar el conocimiento de las distintas anomalías visuales a las manifestaciones oftalmológicas, enfermedades sistémicas y oculares.
  • CEOP12:Aplicar los conocimientos de Óptica en la utilización de elementos e instrumentos ópticos más avanzados interpretando los resultados.
  • CEOP13:Utilizar los diferentes métodos de exploración visual.
  • CEOP14:Conocer las principales herramientas inherentes a la investigación.

Basic Competences and Competences included under the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES)

  • CB1:Capacidad de análisis y síntesis.
  • CB2:Capacidad de organización y planificación.
  • CB3:(CGUA1 y CGUA3) Capacidad de comunicación oral y escrita (en la lengua nativa e inglesa) de los conocimientos y conclusiones a públicos especializados y no especializados de un modo claro y sin ambigüedades.
  • CB4:Capacidad de gestión de la información y de los recursos disponibles.
  • CB5:Capacidad de resolver problemas, integrar conocimientos y formular juicios a partir de una información que, siendo incompleta o limitada, incluya reflexiones sobre las responsabilidades sociales y éticas vinculadas a la aplicación de sus conocimientos y juicios.
  • CB6:Capacidad de trabajar en equipo con iniciativa y espíritu emprendedor.
  • CB7:Capacidad de trabajar en un equipo de carácter interdisciplinar.
  • CB8:Habilidades en las relaciones interpersonales.
  • CB9:Capacidad de razonamiento y extracción de conclusiones.
  • CB10:Compromiso ético y respeto por la propiedad intelectual.
  • CB11:Habilidad de aprendizaje que les permitan continuar estudiando de un modo que habrá de ser en gran medida auto-dirigido o autónomo.
  • CB12:Habilidad de adaptación al ambiente cambiante propio de la disciplina, sabiendo aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos y resolver problemas en entornos nuevos o poco conocidos dentro de contextos más amplios (o multidisciplinares) relacionados con su área de estudio.
  • CB13:Capacidad de creatividad.
  • CB14:Motivación por la calidad.
  • CB15:Habilidad para transferir resultados de investigación.
  • CB16:Capacidad de autonomía científica y técnica.
  • CB17:Capacidad para mostrar información de forma clara.

 


MASTER’S DEGREE COURSE - CREDITS AND SUBJECTS

 


Type of subject

Credits

Compulsory (OB)

15

Optional (MOI) (OP)

22

Elective (MOLE) (OP)

(Appendix 1)

8

Final project (OB)

15

TOTAL CREDITS

60



DISTRIBUTION OF SUBJECTS BY YEAR/SEMESTER


FIRST SEMESTER 30 ECTS

SECOND SEMESTER 30 ECTS

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

PATENTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT (SPIN-OFF)

OB

3

MASTER’S FINAL PROJECT

OB

15

BIOSCIENCE SEMINARS

OB

2

DOCUMENTATION, COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION IN BIOSCIENCES

OB

3

EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN IN HEALTH SCIENCES

OB

3

IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNIQUES AND SIGNAL ANALYSIS IN BIOSCIENCES

OB

3

SOCIAL, ETHICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS IN BIOMEDICINE AND LIFE TECHNOLOGIES

OB

1

OPTIONAL COURSES

OP

15

OPTIONAL COURSES

OP

15


OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (MOI)

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

SEMESTER

ADVANCES IN NEUROSCIENCES

OP

2

1

BASIC RESEARCH MODELS IN THE STUDY OF DISEASES: NEUROGENERATIVE DISEASES OF THE RETINA

OP

3

1

STEM CELLS AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

OP

2

1

ANIMAL MODELS IN EXPERIMENTATION

OP

1

1

FUNCTIONAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES

OP

2

1

INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED MOLECULAR ANALYSIS AND DIAGNOSIS TECHNIQUES

OP

3

1

PHARMACALOGICAL BASES FOR THE DESIGN OF NEW MEDICINES

OP

4

2

INTRA- AND INTERCELLULAR SIGNALLING

OP

2

2

BASIC RESEARCH MODELS IN THE STUDY OF DISEASES: FROM BIOPHYSICS TO ION CHANNEL PATHOLOGY

OP

3

2

HUMAN GENETICS: GENETIC DIAGNOSTICS AND ASSISTED REPRODUCTION

OP

3

2

NUTRITION IN HEALTH AND IN ILLNESS

OP

2

2

CLINICAL AUDIOLOGY

OP

2

2

ADVANCES IN CELLULAR AND TISSULAR TECHNIQUES

OP

2

2

ADVANCES IN CELL CULTURE

OP

2

2

CLINICAL ANALYSES: BIOCHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL

OP

2

2


OPTIONAL SUBJECTS:

POST-GRADUATE TRAINING PROGRAMME IN BIOMEDICINE AND LIFE SCIENCES (MOLE)

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SUBJECT

ECTS

SUBJECT

ECTS

ELECTIVE BIOTECHNOLOGY MODULE

BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

8

STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF PROTEINS

2

FUNCTIONAL PROTEOMICS AND GENOMICS

2

MOLECULAR MARKERS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN LIFE SCIENCES

2

MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY

2

GENE EXPRESSION SIGNALLING AND REGULATION  

2

GENETIC MODIFICATION OF ORGANISMS

2

PROTEIN ENGINEERING AND MOLECULAR DESIGN

2

AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

2

FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY

2

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

2

ELECTIVE MEDICAL CHEMISTRY MODULE 

BIOORGANIC TRANSFORMATIONS

3

BIOORGANIC ANALYSIS WITH MASS SPECTROMETRY

3

SYNTHESIS WITH ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS

3

ASYMMETRIC CATALYSIS: ORGANOCATALYSIS AND CATALYSIS WITH METALS

4

METHODOLOGIES IN ASYMMETRIC SYNTHESIS

2

THE CELL FACTORY: ENGINEERING AND PHARMACOGNOSIA OF NATURAL BIOACTIVE PRODUCTS

4

SOLID STATE SYNTHESIS, COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY ANALYSIS

3

ADVANCED ORGANIC MATERIALS

3

INDUSTRIAL PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

3

PHARMACOLOGICAL  NEW MEDICINES

4

ADVANCED NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

3

ELECTIVE CLINICAL OPTOMETRY AND VISION MODULE 

CLINICAL OPTOMETRIC PROCEDURES

3

VISION REHABILITATION

6

ADVANCED VISUAL OPTICS

6

ADVANCED CONTACTOLOGY

3

CLINICAL STRABISMUS

3

NEW VISUAL COMPENSATION TECHNIQUES

6

ADVANCED VISUAL ERGONOMICS

3



GENERAL COURSE PROGRAMME


The Master’s Degree in Biomedicine consists of three modules: the first, containing the core subjects, with 15 credits; the second, offering specific subjects, worth 30 credits; and a Final Master’s Project, worth 15 credits. The Master’s Degree forms part of a common Training Programme (Biomedicine and Life Technologies) (see appendix I), enabling students to take up to 8 optional credits in subjects relating to the knowledge area of other Master’s programmes.

The Compulsory Module includes subjects with inter-disciplinary-content as an introduction to research in the biosciences (“Documenting, communicating and disseminating biosciences (DCDB)”, “Patents, intellectual property and business development and management (spin-off) (PIPBM)”, “Bioethics: social, ethical and legal aspects (BE)”), as well as other more applied subjects (“Image processing techniques and signal analysis in biosciences (IPTSA)”, “Experimental design and bioinformatics (EDB)”) and seminars on biosciences (SB), giving students the chance to meet and learn from internationally renowned specialists. The aim of this module is to provide students with the fundamental tools necessary to be able to undertake scientific research tasks successfully.

The Specific Subjects module includes all Biomedicine subjects. The objectives and content of these subjects can be found in their corresponding check sheets.

Lastly, the final research project is an independent module where students carry out a research project in which they must use the knowledge that they have acquired in both the compulsory and the specific modules.

 

APPENDIX I: POST-GRADUATE TRAINING IN BIOMEDICINE AND LIFE SCIENCES

The University Master’s Degree in Biomedicine from the University of Alicante is designed to form part of a Postgraduate Training Programme in Biomedicine and Life Technologies co-ordinated by the Faculty of Science. Implementation of this Postgraduate Training Programme in Biomedicine and Life Technologies is based on the need for recent Science and Health Science graduates to extend their knowledge and skills for specialisation in this field and to acquire a preparation that enables them to continue their specific doctorate studies. The postgraduate courses available should observe criteria of quality and sustainability, in accordance with the training, scientific and social objectives of a public institution, and proposals for courses should take into account the resources available in the organising institution, in this case the University of Alicante. In this context, and in order to make the best possible use the available infrastructures and the multi-disciplinarity offered by the current structure of the University of Alicante Science Faculty, which includes training programmes in Science and Health Science branches, we have brought together the various educational programmes relating to Biomedicine and Life Technologies, comprising four Master’s degrees which are consistent in structure and interrelated, namely “Biomedicine”, “Biotechnology for Health and Sustainability”, “Medical Chemistry” and “Clinical Optometry and Vision”. The end objective is to provide a broad and attractive gamut of quality courses aimed at a diverse range of students yet who are all interested in the various aspects of biomedicine or life technologies, given the relevance in both scientific and social terms of knowledge in these fields.

Because the Master’s Degree in Biomedicine is integrated into the Postgraduate Training Programme in Biomedicine and Life Sciences, there is a final block of elective subjects (maximum of 8 credits) from which students may choose subjects relating to Biomedicine (in consultation with their academic tutor): the elective Biotechnology module (CEB Txx), the elective Medical Chemistry module (CEQMxx), and the elective Optometry and Vision Sciences module (CEOPxx).

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

According to the Regulations of the University of Alicante, the following requirements must be complied to have access to official taught Master’s degrees:

  1. To be in possession of a SPANISH OFFICIAL GRADUATE DEGREE CERTIFICATE or other issued by an institution of higher education  within the EHEA (European Higher Education) that enables the holder to have access  to Master’s degrees in the issuing .
  2. To be in possession of an officially approved  FOREIGN HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE CERTIFICATE that had been recognised as equal to the degree that allows access to the requested studies.
  3. To be in possession of a UNIVERSITY DEGREE CERTIFICATE obtained in a University or Higher Education Institution of COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EHEA, without the prior approval of their studies. In this case, the following should be considered:
  • Non- recognised degree certificates shall require a technical report showing an equivalence statement issued by the University of Alicante (ContinUA – Continuing Education Centre), for which the corresponding fee should be paid.
  • Access through this way does under no circumstances imply prior official approval of the holder’s degree certificate, nor its recognition for purposes other than studying a master's degree.

 

ADMISSION AND ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

 

1. In the event that the number of applicants exceeds the places available,  making it necessary to be selective, or verify the student admission requirements, the Master’s Academic Commitee will ensure compliance with all regulations pertaining to admission to the Master’s Degree in Biomedicine, without affecting any other admission requirements envisaged, and it will conduct student interviews if deemed necessary.

Of the 20 places available, 14 will be reserved for graduates in scientific and technical degrees related to Biology (Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science and Chemistry, among others), who completed their studies in the five academic years prior to commencement of the Master’s Degree.  The remaining 6 places will be reserved for graduates in the same degrees who do not fulfill the previous requirement. Should any of these 6 places remain vacant, they will be awarded to graduates from the first group.

The admission criterion for the first group will be based on the overall academic grade awarded for the Degree. Where applicants were awarded the same grade, preference will be given to the applicant who completed their studies in less time. Where a tie persists, the Master’s Academic Commission will reach a decision based on personal interviews with the applicants concerned.

Admission criteria for the remaining places will be based on the applicant’s academic record (6 points), research activities (3 points) and previous professional experience (1 point), in accordance with a scale to be approved by the Master’s Academic Commission prior to commencement of the pre-enrolment period.

 

 

PRE-ENROLMENT AND ENROLMENT

 

PRE-ENROLMENT +info

Students who intend to study for an officially recognised Master’s Degree at the UA should complete pre-enrolment in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.

 

ENROLMENT +info

Following publication of the final list of those admitted to the course, an email containing a user password will be sent to successful applicants, enabling them to enrol via the Campus Virtual in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.

In the registration process, the documents issued abroad must be official, duly notorised and translated. Further information:

 

NUMBER OF PLACES

 

COURSE NUMBER OF PLACES
2012-13 20
2013-14 20
2014-15 20
2015-16 20
2016-17 20

 

Focus


Research.


Degree course specialisation profile


The degree specialisation profile centres on an introduction to research in the field of biomedicine. The first step involves providing students with a direction and subsequently offering a specialisation coherent with the knowledge acquired previously on their degree courses. The course then provides students with an introduction to research in this field.

 

Professional Profiles


Professions for which the degree qualifies its holder.

This master’s degree course is not aimed at any specific profession.

 

 

 

TIMESCALE FOR IMPLEMENTATION



1. Timescale for implementation of the new Master’s Degree Course

Academic year

Implementation of the Master’s Degree

2010-2011

1st year


2. Procedure for equivalence recognition, where appropriate, between the current and the new course programme.

The table below details credit equivalence between the Doctorate in Experimental and Applied Biology and the Inter-university Master’s in Advanced Optometry and Vision, and the new programme in Biomedicine and Technologies for Life. Thus, students who have taken subjects in the current programmes can join the new course without penalty.

Credit equivalence for the Master’s in Advanced Optometry and Vision Sciences

MAOVS

CRED

MOV

ECTS

Clinical decision making

5

Advanced clinical optometry

6

Advanced ophthalmic optics

Advanced physiological optics

3

3

Advanced visual optics

6

Advances in visual neuroscience

4

Visual neuroscience

3

Advanced contactology I

2

Advanced contactology

3

Biostatistics in health sciences

4

Statistics in health sciences

3

Vision therapy, orthoptics and pleoptics

4.5

Vision rehabilitation

6

Advances in visual ergonomics

4

Advanced visual ergonomics

3

Clinical strabismus

4

Clinical strabismus

3

Mechanisms and models of colour vision

Mechanisms and models of spatial vision

Mechanisms and models of movement vision

Mechanisms and models of depth vision


Mechanisms and models of vision

3

Imaging techniques for research and diagnosis

4

Imaging techniques for research and diagnosis

6

Advanced optical materials

5

New optical materials

3

Clinical ocular pathology

3

Clinical ocular pathology

3

Scientific documentation

3

Scientific documentation

3

Clinical practices / other subjects


Optional

Up to

9 cred


Credit equivalence for subjects on the Doctorate Programme in Experimental and Applied Biology

EAB 

No. cred.

MBT - MBM

ECTS

Biofertilisers and bioplaguicides

(63610)

3

Agricultural biotechnology

2

Bioinformatics applied to DNA sequence analysis (62261)

3

Experimental design in Health Sciences and Bioinformatics

3

Stem cells: differentiation and cellular therapy (62247)

3

Stem cells and regenerative medicine

2

Intercellular communication

(62262)

3

Intra- and intercellular signalling

2

Molecular microbian ecology

(62260)

3

Molecular microbiology

2

Structure and function of extremophilic proteins (62245)

3

Structural and functional analysis of proteins

2

Proteomics (63619)

3

Functional proteomics and genomics

2

Seminars on experimental and applied biology (62199)

3

Advances in biosciences

2

Enzyme engineering (63614)

2.5

Protein engineering and molecular design

2

Methods for the functional study of culture cells (62266)

2.5

Advances in cell culture

2

Nucleic acid analysis techniques (62203)

2.5

Introduction to advanced molecular analysis and diagnosis techniques

2

Immunocytochemistry techniques, confocal microscopy and western blotting (62200)

2.5

Advances in cellular and tissular techniques

2


3. Studies being phased out and replaced by the proposed degree course:

Training Programme for the Doctorate in Experimental and Applied Biology and the Inter-university Master’s in Advanced Optometry and Vision.

 

Information about the Centre General information for students
  •  Faculty of Sciencies
      Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig
     Ctra. de Alicante s/n 03690
     San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante)
     Telephone:+ 34
96 590 3557
     Fax:+ 34 96 590 3781
     facu.ciencies@ua.es 
     http://ciencias.ua.es/en/

  • Department of Physiology, Genetics and Microbiology

    Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig
   Ctra. de Alicante s/n 03690
   San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante)
   Telephone:+ 34
96 590 9494
   Fax:+ 34 96 590 9569
   dfgm@ua.es 
   http://dfgm.ua.es/en


 

  •  Continuous Training Center (ContinUA)
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         Telephone:
+ 34 96 590 9422
         Fax: + 34 96 590 9442
         continua@ua.es
         http://web.ua.es/en/continua

 

 

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