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Course description
  BIOLOGY

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2019-20

La Biología es una asignatura formativa básica en el Grado de Biología, ya que su objetivo fundamental es ofrecer una visión general de los principales procesos biológicos, así como de la diversidad misma de la vida, en el contexto de la ciencia y la sociedad actuales. Por tanto, resulta fundamental un enfoque interdisciplinario, necesario para comprender la complejidad de los sistemas biológicos, los procesos evolutivos, la clasificación de los organismos y la influencia del ser humano en el entorno.
El objetivo de este curso es proporcionar al alumnado las herramientas teóricas necesarias para el estudio de la vida en la Tierra, desde los acontecimientos históricos más relevantes, con una perspectiva biológica y ecológica, hasta la implementación de modernas técnicas que permiten importantes avances.

Constituye la Biología una ciencia de especial relevancia, ya que se ha pasado de una visión cercana e individualizada de los organismos, a una visión cosmogónica, no solo a escala global del planeta, donde se analizan problemas ambientales de origen antrópico, sino considerando nuevas metas a través de la exobiología. La materia repasa el proceso evolutivo del planeta, desde sus orígenes, hasta la aparición y el desarrollo de la vida, los cambios en las condiciones ambientales a lo largo del tiempo, resume la clasificación de los seres vivos y estudia su interdependencia con el medio en que se desarrollan.

La ubicación de esta asignatura, en el primer semestre del primer curso, permitirá al alumnado adquirir una visión global sobre las distintas disciplinas biológicas que se desarrollarán a lo largo del programa formativo del grado en Biología, así como para el desarrollo de la actividad profesional futura, de acuerdo con las competencias atribuidas por los Estatutos del Colegio Oficial de Biólogos.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

DEGREE IN BIOLOGY

 

Generic Degree Course Competences

  • CG1 : Develop capacity for analysis, synthesis and critical reasoning.
  • CG10 : Develop knowledge-based critical attitudes.
  • CG3 : Solve problems effectively.
  • CG4 : Show capacity for teamwork.
  • CG5 : Commitment to ethics and the values of equality, as well as social responsibility as a citizen and as a professional.
  • CG6 : Learn autonomously.
  • CG8 : Acquire a permanent concern for quality, the environment and health and safety at work.
  • CG9 : Show the ability to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

 

Specific Competences:>>Theoretical

  • CE1 : Acquire the fundamentals of biological terminology, nomenclature, conventions and units.
  • CE10 : Understand the fundamentals of the regulation of vital functions of organisms through internal and external factors and identify mechanisms for adapting to the environment.
  • CE18 : Analyse the structure and functions of animal and plant viruses, cells, tissues, organs and systems.
  • CE2 : Relate the physical and chemical principles of Biology.
  • CE23 : Analyse the components of the physical environment: hydric, atmospheric and terrestrial and their relationship with the biotic environment.
  • CE25 : Relate the different interactions between species in the working of ecosystems.
  • CE27 : Relate the flows of energy and the biogeochemical cycles in the working of ecosystems.
  • CE4 : Recognise different levels of organisation in living systems.
  • CE5 : Understand the concept of life and know its origin and history, together with that of the Earth.
  • CE7 : Understand evolutionary mechanisms and models.

 

Specific Competences:>> Ability

  • CE31 : Recognise and implement good scientific practices for measurement and experimentation.
  • CE32 : Safe handling: biological material, reagents, instruments and devices used in Biology.
  • CE33 : Carry out standard laboratory procedures involved in analytical tasks.
  • CE37 : Ability to find, analyse, understand and write scientific and technical texts.
  • CE40 : Relate Biology to other disciplines.

 

Generic UA Competences

  • CGUA1 : Understand English as a foreign language in the field of science.
  • CGUA3 : Possess computer knowledge appropriate to the field of study.
  • CGUA4 : Acquire or possess basic ICT skills (Information and Communication Technologies) and manage the information obtained correctly.

 

DEGREE IN MARINE SCIENCES

 

Specific Competences:>>Theoretical

  • CE1 : Possess a basic understanding of molecular structure, genetics, cell organisation and the evolutionary processes of living beings.
  • CE10 : Understand the different adaptations (morphological, physical, conduct) of living beings in the marine environment.
  • CE6 : Know and understand the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories related to marine sciences and their relationship with other sciences.
  • CE7 : Understand the structural and functional organisation of marine organisms and their biological diversity.
  • CE8 : Understand the basic principles of ecology, the structure and function of ecosystems, developing it for the marine and coastal environment.

 

Specific Competences:>> Ability

  • CE22 : Capacity to gather data (oceanographic, biological, sediment, logical, chemical, etc.), evaluate, process and interpret it as per the theories in use.
  • CE23 : Know how to work on oceanographic campaigns and in the laboratory in a responsible and safe manner, encouraging teamwork.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2019-20

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General

Code: 26512
Lecturer responsible:
MARTINEZ AZORIN, MARIO
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,32
Practical credits: 1,08
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES
    Area: BOTANICS
    Theoretical credits: 0,33
    Practical credits: 0,27
  • Dept: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES
    Area: ZOOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 0,33
    Practical credits: 0,27
  • Dept: ECOLOGY
    Area: ECOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 0,66
    Practical credits: 0,54
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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