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UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN MEDICAL CHEMISTRY

Code:
 D063

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 MEDICAL CHEMISTRY

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

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SYLLABUS OFFERED

 

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UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN MEDICAL CHEMISTRY
30 credits
 
30 credits
 
22 credits
 
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Once this block is approved, you get
MASTER'S DEGREE IN MEDICAL CHEMISTRY

OBJECTIVES

 

The general aim of this Master’s Degree is to train professionals in the field of Medicinal Chemistry research.  The course provides specialisation focused primarily on the acquisition of research skills, linked to learning advanced knowledge and developing a command of state of the art techniques and abilities, some of which are of a multidisciplinary nature.  The aim is to offer specific training which will equip students to enter a professional environment which is undergoing a process of rapid development, and to facilitate student participation in advanced research projects that increasingly require the synergic action of different groups from diverse experimental disciplines.  Students will be introduced to some of the different areas of research being carried out by the research teams involved in teaching of the Master’s Degree.

For each area of research, the general objectives are as follows:
1. To acquire the advanced skills necessary for experimental laboratory work within the context of Medicinal Chemistry.
2. To understand the use and limitations of the most advanced research technology available today.
3. To acquire the knowledge and capacity to identify problems, seek practical, creative solutions and apply them to research or professional practice within the context of Medicinal Chemistry.
4. To acquire the ability to conduct an advanced research project.
5. To develop the ability to communicate and present scientific work, both orally and in writing, clearly and concisely.
6. To acquire the skills necessary for lifelong independent and self-directed learning.
7. To acquire a solid grounding which will enable students to begin a career in research through studying for a doctorate level degree, or to carry out professional duties in Medicinal Chemistry which do not require a doctorate degree.

 

 

COMPETENCES


General Competences (CG)

  • CG1:Acquire the advanced knowledge in the different fields of Medical Chemistry that are needed to deal with a particular specialisation in depth.
  • CG2:Ability to follow and critically interpret the latest advances in the theory and practice of Medical Chemistry.
  • CG3:Be able to interrelate knowledge that allows one to deal with problems from different points of view, enriching the solutions.
  • CG4:Capacity to interpret the results of Medical Chemistry research at an advanced level.
  • CG5:Capacity to carry out research independently, although limited to specific guided studies.
  • CG6:Be original and creative when using Medical Chemistry.

General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA1:Oral and written communication skills in English.
  • CGUA2:Skills related to computer tools and the information and communication technologies, as well as access to 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:Possess advanced knowledge of the main tools of statistical inference in the Biosciences.
    • CEF3:Understand the general principles of experimental design and probabilistic models, particularly of regression models and analysis of variance.
    • CEF4:Design and carry out research according to the established principles of ethics, animal experimentation and biosafety.
    • CEF5:Acquire general knowledge 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 the fundamental techniques of signal processing and analysis and know how to analyse and interpret the results.
    • CEF8:Learn how to implement specific cutting-edge computer programs to analyse and manage biomedical science data efficiently.
    • CEF9:Understand patents as regards their format, content and the way of writing and presenting them.
    • 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 Medical Chemistry Module

    • CEQM1:Master advanced up-to-date knowledge relating to the synthesis, isolation and purification of organic compounds.
    • CEQM2:Understand the basic biotransformations of organic compounds.
    • CEQM3:Propose methods and strategies for synthesis.
    • CEQM4:Understand and use advanced, innovative spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques for structural determination and organic and bio-organic analysis.
    • CEQM5:Understand and apply concepts on an industrial scale and design large-scale processes.
    • CEQM6:Know how to prepare and understand the properties of the different organic materials.
    • CEQM7:Ability to classify materials according to their properties and applications and the ability to interrelate properties with applications.
    • CEQM8:In-depth understanding of the advanced mechanisms of organic reactions.
    • CEQM9:Understand the advanced mechanisms, from a chemical-organic point of view, by means of which the most specific biological transformations take place.
    • CEQM10:Understand the biosynthetic intermediaries that exist outside the major biosynthetic pathways.
    • CEQM11:Understand the structure, biosynthesis, synthesis and reactivity of the most important natural products that are not found in the major biosynthetic pathways.
    • CEQM12:Ability to carry out projects: their component parts, the stages they need to go through, the formalities to be completed, etc.
    • CEQM13:Know how to use certain computer programs to develop projects.
    • CEQM14:Understand the methods and strategies of advanced asymmetric synthesis.
    • CEQM15:Understand organocatalytic enantioselective processes.
    • CEQM16:Understand catalytic enantioselective processes by chiral metal complexes.
    • CEQM17:Design and develop medicines.
    • CEQM18:Ability to understand the relationship that exists between the chemical structure, physicochemical properties, reactivity and biological response of medicines.
    • CEQM19:Understand aromatic heterocycles as regards their structure, physical and chemical properties, methods of synthesis and applications.
    • CEQM20:Ability to design and understand experimental techniques for working with supramolecular systems, as well as their possible medical and/or technological applications.
    • CEQM21:Understand the types of advanced reaction most used in organic chemical synthesis developed by enzymes and other microorganisms
    • CEQM22:Know how to handle and interpret the data supplied by two and three dimensional NMR experiments.
    • CEQM23:Understand and know how to apply computational methods to discovering and designing new molecules useful for the pharmaceutical industry.
    • CEQM24:Understand techniques of using solid catalysts that can be recovered and reused many times.
    • CEQM25:Understand and apply solid phase catalysis and combinatorial chemistry techniques to the synthesis of medicines and fine chemistry reactions.
    • CEQM26:Know the main sources of chemical products and their treatment for later transformation into organic materials with added value.
    • CEQM27:Understand the general characteristics of the organic chemical industry and the agrochemical, pharmaceutical and environmental sectors from the academic and industrial viewpoints.
    • CEQM28:Ability to apply the concepts of green chemistry to all processes used to synthesise medicines, with emphasis on using renewable sources for raw materials, reducing polluting substances and designing sustainable processes.
    • CEQM29:Understand the most advanced analyses of medicines, as well as the validation of the latest analytical methods. Understand the use of the different pharmacopoeias.
    • CEQM30:Understand the updated standards for the good manufacture of pharmaceutical products, as well as other quality and environmental management systems.
    • CEQM31:Know how to interpret the data supplied by the most innovative cutting-edge mass spectrometry experiments.
    • CEQM32:Understand the new types of mass spectrometry, as well as the most advanced methods for preparing samples, entering the sample ionisation processes.

Competencias del módulo optativo de libre elección de Biomedicina

  • CEBM1:Adquisición de las habilidades necesarias para la preparación, realización y análisis de registros electrofisiológicos y de fluorometría.
  • CEBM2:Conocer los fundamentos metodológicos y saber interpretar los resultados de pruebas no-invasivas de exploración funcional.
  • CEBM3:Conocer las propiedades funcionales de los canales iónicos y los principales mecanismos implicados en su regulación.
  • CEBM4:Habituar al alumno al método científico utilizado en las ciencias biomédicas.
  • CEBM5:Describir los principales mecanismos de transducción a nivel de la membrana celular, sus mecanismos de regulación y su importancia funcional.
  • CEBM6:Conocer las principales consecuencias fisiopatológicas que conllevan alteraciones funcionales en los sistemas de señalización intrae intercelular.
  • CEBM7:Conocer los distintos patrones de herencia en enfermedades genéticas y adquirir la capacidad de interpretar árboles genealógicos.
  • CEBM8:Conocer la base de las distintas técnicas genéticas aplicables al diagnóstico molecular de enfermedades y adquirir la capacidad de interpretar los resultados obtenidos con vistas al consejo genético.
  • CEBM9:Familiarizarse con las técnicas más modernas de reproducción asistida, y conocer su utilidad en beneficio de la sociedad.
  • CEBM10:Conocer la metodología básica necesaria para la elaboración y manejo de cultivos de células animales.
  • CEBM11:Conocer los métodos de análisis de la viabilidad y estado funcional de un cultivo celular.
  • CEBM12:Aplicar los conocimientos de la fisiología y fisiopatología en el ámbito de la nutrición y la dietética.
  • CEBM13:Conocer los aspectos fisiopatológicos de las enfermedades relacionadas con la nutrición.
  • CEBM14:Desarrollar las habilidades del alumno para el estudio de la estructura microscópica de células y tejidos.
  • CEBM15:Conocer los fundamentos metodológicos y saber interpretar los resultados obtenidos mediante técnicas morfológicas.
  • CEBM16:Conocer las dianas terapéuticas de los fármacos y la evolución temporal de los mismos. Habituar al alumno al método científico utilizado en las ciencias biomédicas.
  • CEBM17:Evaluar la audición mediante el uso de las técnicas de exploración habituales en Audiología Clínica.
  • CEBM18:Interpretar los resultados de las pruebas audiológicas distinguiendo entre casos de normalidad y de pérdida auditiva.
  • CEBM19:Conocer el significado biológico del concepto de célula madre, sus tipos y las posibles aplicaciones terapéuticas.
  • CEBM20:Conocer las posibilidades de la medicina regenerativa como futura terapia.
  • CEBM21:Conocer las causas de las principales enfermedades neurodegenerativas.
  • CEBM22:Conocer los procesos de neurodegeneración y neuroprotección utilizando el modelo experimental del sistema visual.
  • CEBM23:Conocer los principales avances de investigación en Neurociencias.
  • CEBM24:Conocer los principales modelos animales utilizados en investigación biomédica.
  • CEBM25:Conocer los principios básicos en farmacología: farmacodinámica, farmacocinética y ensayos farmacológicos.
  • CEBM26:Tener la capacidad de desarrollar nuevos métodos para su aplicación en biomedicina.
  • CEBM27:Tener la capacidad de interpretar resultados analíticos.
  • CEBM28:Tener la capacidad de redactar informes clínicos.

Competencias del módulo optativo de libre elección de Optometría y Ciencias de la 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 prey 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.

Competencias del módulo optativo de libre elección de Biotecnología

  • CEBT1:Manejar de forma segura técnicas de laboratorio utilizadas en biotecnología.
  • 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.
  • CEBT4:Utilización de protocolos y equipos para transformación genética.
  • CEBT5:Utilización de protocolos y equipos de análisis estructural y funcional de genes y proteínas.
  • CEBT6:Identificar la aplicabilidad de las técnicas de laboratorio utilizadas en biotecnología.
  • CEBT7:Conocer de forma general 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 de detección de organismos modificados genéticamente.
  • CEBT12:Conocer las bases moleculares de la arquitectura de las proteínas.
  • CEBT13:Conocer las técnicas que se utilizan para la determinación de la 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:Interpretar información de electroforesis bidimensional y espectrometría de masas para identificar y cuantificar proteínas en 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 las estrategias para controlar el 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 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 los aspectos técnicos y regulatorios relativos a bioseguridad en la agricultura 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:Conocer los aspectos regulatorios nacionales e internacionales y la implementación de sistemas de bioseguridad ambiental y alimentaria en relación a los organismos modificados genéticamente.

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 permitan al alumno 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: CREDITS AND SUBJECTS

 

 

Subject type

Credits

 Compulsory (OB)

15

Optional Routes (MOI)

22-33

Optional Free Elective Modules (MOLE)(See Appendix I)

0-8

 Master’s 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 THE BIOSCIENCES

OB

3

EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES

OB

3

IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNIQUES AND SIGNAL ANALYSIS IN THE BIOSCIENCES

OB

3

SOCIAL, ETHICAL AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS IN BIOMEDICINE AND LIFE TECHNOLOGIES

OB

1

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

OP

15

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

OP

15

             

 

OPTIONAL ROUTE SUBJECTS (MOI)

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

SEMESTER

BIOORGANIC TRANSFORMATION

OP

3

1

SYNTHESIS OF ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS

OP

3

1

ASYMMETRIC SYNTHESIS METHODOLOGIES

OP

2

1

SOLID STATE SYNTHESIS, COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY ANALYSIS

OP

3

1

ADVANCED ORGANIC MATERIALS

OP

3

1

PHARMACOLOGICAL BASES FOR THE DESIGN OF NEW DRUGS

OP

4

1

BIORGANIC ANALYSIS WITH MASS SPECTROMETRY

OP

3

2

ASYMMETRIC ANALYSIS: ORGANOCATALYSIS AND METAL CATALYSIS

OP

4

2

THE CELL FACTORY: ENGINEERING AND PHARMACOGNOSY OF NATURAL BIOACTIVE PRODUCTS

OP

4

2

INDUSTRIAL PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

OP

3

2

ADVANCED NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

OP

3

2

 

APPENDIX I: BIOMEDICINE AND LIFE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAMME

                           The University Master’s Degree in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Alicante forms part of a common postgraduate training programme in Biomedicine and Life Technologies, coordinated by the Faculty of Science. This programme in Biomedicine and Life Technologies has been implemented in response to the need for recent graduates in Science and Health Sciences to specialise by extending  their knowledge and skills and to acquire training which will equip them to study on doctorate programmes. Postgraduate studies should be characterised by quality and sustainability, in accordance with the educational, scientific and social objectives of a public institution.  In addition, this Master’s degree programme benefits from the resources available at the University of Alicante which include ample infrastructure as well as the multidisciplinary possibilities offered by the Faculty of Science, namely course programmes in the areas of Science and Health Sciences. The present course proposal consists of a common programme for the four Master’s Degree courses related to Biomedicine and Life Technologies.  These Master’s Degrees, which share a coherent, inter-related structure, include “Biomedicine”, “Biotechnology for Health and Sustainability”, “Medicinal Chemistry” and “Clinical Optometry and Vision”. The ultimate aim is to provide extensive and attractive training, characterised by excellence and aimed at a diverse group of students who nevertheless share a common interest in the different aspects of biomedicine and life technologies, a field of enormous scientific and social importance today.

The 15 credits of compulsory subjects are common to the four masters that make up the training program. Whereupon, an advantage for the student because in case you want to pursue a second master these 15 credits would common and validated.

Since the Master’s Degree in Medicinal Chemistry forms part of the Postgraduate Training Programme in Biomedicine and Life Technologies, the course contains a final free elective block (maximum 8 credits) from which students may choose subjects related to the area of Medicinal Chemistry (after consultation with the their academic tutor): the free elective Biomedicine module, the free elective Biotechnology module and the free elective Clinical Optometry and Vision module,

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING PROGRAMME IN BIOMEDICINEAND LIFE TECHNOLOGIES (MOLE)

 

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SUBJECT

ECTS

SUBJECT

ECTS

FREE ELECTIVE MODULE: BIOTECHNOLOGY

THE BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

8

STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF PROTEINS

2

FUNCTIONAL PROTEOMICS AND GENOMICS

2

MOLECULAR MARKERS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN THE LIFE SCIENCES

2

MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY

2

GENE SIGNALLING AND REGULATION

2

GENETIC MODIFICATION OF ORGANISMS

2

PROTEIN ENGINEERING AND MOLECULAR DESIGN

2

AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

2

THE BIOTECHNOLOGY OF FOOD

2

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

2

FREE ELECTIVE MODULE: BIOMEDICINE

ADVANCES IN NEUROSCIENCE

2

INTRA- AND INTERCELLULAR SIGNALLING

2

BASIC RESEARCH MODELS IN THE STUDY OF DISEASE: NEURODEGENERATIVE RETINAL DISEASE

3

BASIC RESEARCH MODELS IN THE STUDY OF DISEASE: FROM BIOPHYSICS TO IONIC CHANNEL PATHOLOGY

3

STEM CELLS AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

2

HUMAN GENETICS: GENETIC DIAGNOSIS AND ASSISTED REPRODUCTION

3

EXPERIMENTATION WITH ANIMAL MODELS

1

NUTRITION IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS

2

FUNCTIONAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES

2

CLINICAL AUDIOLOGY

2

INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR MOLECULAR ANALYSIS AND DIAGNOSTICS

3

ADVANCES IN CELLULAR AND TISSULAR TECHNIQUES

2

CLINICAL ANALYSES: BIOCHEMISTS AND MICROBIOLOGISTS

2

FREE ELECTIVE MODULE: CLINICAL OPTOMETRY AND VISION

CLINICAL OPTOMETRY PROCEDURES

3

VISION REHABILITATION

6

ADVANCED VISUAL OPTICS

6

ADVANCED CONTACTOLOGY

3

CLINICAL STRABISMUS

3

NEW TECHNIQUES IN VISUAL COMPENSATION

6

ADVANCED VISUAL ERGONOMICS

3

 

GENERAL COURSE PROGRAMME

 The Master’s Degree in Clinical Optometry and Vision is divided into three modules:

  • Module 1:  comprising core subjects. (15 credits).
  • Module 2: containing specific subjects, (30 credits).
  • Module 3  Master’s Final Project (15 credits). 

The course forms part of a common course programme (Biomedicine and Life Technologies), and students may study up to a maximum of 8 optional credits from other Master’s Degree courses within the same programme. 

Each Master’s Degree is worth 60 ECTS credits, 15 of which are compulsory and 30 are optional.  Of the latter, at least 22 ECTS credits must be taken from one route in order to obtain specialisation in that area.  The remaining 15 ECTS credits correspond to the Master’s Final project.

The Core Module offers subjects are of a crossdisciplinary nature providing an introduction to research in the Sciences (“Documentation, communication and dissemination in the Biosciences”;“Patents, intellectual property and business development and management”; “Bioethics; social, ethical and legal aspects”) together with others of a more specific nature (“Image processing techniques and signal analysis in the biosciences”; “Experimental design and bioinformatics” and “Bioscience seminars”).  The aim of this module is to provide students with the basic tools for conducting research in the sciences.

The specific subject module includes all the subjects pertaining to Medicinal Chemistry.  The objectives and contents of these subjects are described on their respective pages.

The Master’s Final Project constitutes an independent module in which students will undertake a piece of research requiring them to apply all the knowledge they have acquired from both the core module and the specific module.

 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA

 

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

 

Applicant profile, admission criteria and other requirements

 

Should it be necessarry to carry out a selection process or verify any of the student admission requirements, the Master’s Academic Committee will ensure compliance with all regulations pertaining to admission to the Master’s Degree in Medicinal Chemistry, without affecting any other admission prerequisites envisaged, and it will conduct student interviews if required.

Of the 20 places available, 14 will be reserved for graduates in Chemistry or Pharmacy who completed their studies in the five/four academic years prior to commencement of the Master’s Degree.  The remaining 6 places will be reserved for graduates in Chemistry 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 between applicants persists, the Master’s Academic Committee will reach a decision based on an 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 Committee  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.

This Master’s Degree focuses primarily on research, providing students with an advanced theoretical and experimental training in the area of Medicinal Chemistry, which supports further doctorate studies in this branch of Chemistry.

The contents of this course, together with the wide range of optional subjects offered, complement a predominantly research focus and should serve to facilitate students’ entry into the workforce in this field.

 

Areas of research include:

  • Activation of metals by solvated electrons.
  • Allylic organoindium compounds in organic synthesis.
  • Functionalised organolithium compounds: applications in organic synthesis.
  • Functionalisation of polymeric materials and their use in synthesis on solid support.
  • Preparation and applications of functionalised organometallic compounds from lithiated derivatives.
  • Carbometalation reactions and their applications.
  • Arene-catalysed lithiation reactions: mechanisms and applications.
  • Enantioselective reactions catalysed by chiral ligands.
  • Asymmetric catalysis using chiral Lewis acid.
  • Asymmetric synthese using chiral phase transfer agents.
  • Catalysis using aminoacid derivatives
  • Solid-state catalysis.
  • Palladium catalysts in cross-coupling reactions.
  • Guanylation reagents.
  • Protective functional group reagents.
  • Sulphones in organic synthesis.
  • Heterocycle synthesis
  • Amino acid derivatives as organocatalysts in asymmetric synthesis.
  • asymmetric synthesis of chiral compounds using amino acid- and peptide-derived ligands.

 

Degree course specialisation profile

 

This Master’s Degree focuses on an introduction to research in the field of Medicinal Chemistry.  The aim is to help students decide their specialisation and provide them with the specialist knowledge that is most relevant to their previous degree studies.  Thereafter, students will be introduced to research in their chosen area.

 

 

Professional Profile

 

This Master’s Degree is not associated with regulated professional skills.

 

TIMESCALE FOR IMPLEMENTATION

 

 

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

 

Academic year

Implementation of the Master’s Degree

2010-2011

1st year

 

2. Equivalence Recognition Procedures, where appropriate, between the current and the new course programme.

A credit equivalence table is provided below, showing credit equivalence between the present course programmes for the Doctorate in Experimental and Applied Biology and the Inter-University Master’s Degree in Advanced Optometry and Vision, and the new course programme in Biomedicine and Life Technologies.  The aim of this credit equivalence scheme is to enable students who have taken subjects on the present courses to enrol onto the new course without detriment.

MASTER’S IN ADVANCED OPTOMETRY AND VISION SCIENCES

MOACV

CRED

MOV

ECTS

CLINICAL DECISION MAKING

5

ADVANCED CLINICAL OPTOMETRY

6

ADVANCED OPHTHALMIC OPTICS  

3

ADVANCED VISUAL OPTICS

6

ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS

3

ADVANCES IN THE NEUROSCIENCE OF VISION

4

THE NEUROSCIENCE OF VISION

3

ADVANCED CONTACTOLOGY I

2

ADVANCED CONTACTOLOGY

3

BIOSTATISTICS IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES

4

STATISTICS IN THE 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 PRACTICE/OTHER SUBJECTS

 

OPTIONAL

UP TO 9 CRED

 

 

CREDIT EQUIVALENCE WITH SUBJECTS FROM THE DOCTORATE PROGRAMME IN EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED BIOLOGY 

BEA

CRED

MBT-MBM

ECTS

BIOFERTILISERS AND BIOPLAGUICIDES

3

AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

2

BIOINFORMATICS APPLIED TO DNA SEQUENCE ANALYSIS

3

EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES AND BIOINFORMATICS

3

STEM CELLS: DIFFERENTIATION AND CELL THERAPY

3

STEM CELLS AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

2

INTERCELLULAR COMMUNICATION (62262)

3

INTRA- AND INTERCELLULAR SIGNALLING

2

MOLECULAR MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

3

MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY

2

STTRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF EXTREMOPHILIC PROTEINS

3

STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF PROTEINS

2

PROTEOMICS (63619)

3

FUNCTIONAL PROTEOMICS AND GENOMICS

2

SEMINARS ON EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED BIOLOGY

3

ADVANCES IN BIOSCIENCES

2

ENZYME ENGINEERING

2.5

PROEIN ENGINEERING AND MOLECULAR DESIGN

2

METHODS FOR THE FUNCTIONAL STUDY OF CULTURE CELLS

2.5

ADVANCES IN CELL CULTURE

2

NUCLEIC ACID ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES

2.5

INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR MOLECULAR ANALYSIS AND DIAGNOSTICS

2

IMMUNOCYTOCHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES, CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY AND WESTERN BLOTTING (62200)

2.5

ADVANCES IN CELLULAR AND TISSULAR TECHNIQUES

2

 

3. Studies that will be discontinued and replaced by the proposed Degree course:

Course programmes for the Doctorate in Experimental and Applied Biology and the Inter-University Master’s degree 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 Organic Chemistry

      Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig
     Ctra. de Alicante s/n 03690
     San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante)
     Telephone:+ 34
96 590 3986
     Fax:+ 34 96 590 3549
     dgorg@ua.es 
       http://dgorg.ua.es/en/

      Manager/coordinator of master:
      josecarlos.gonzalez@ua.es

 

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

 

 

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