Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2022-23

Cell Biology is a subject focused on the study of the structural and functional organization of the eukaryotic cell, not only of each of its parts but also of the relationships between the different organelles and the processes that take place (secretion, transport, signaling, Proliferation, etc.). The practices of the subject are based on the use of the microscope and the realization of different techniques to visualize different cell types and their structures, those of greater pedagogical value. It is also an essential discipline to know the other levels of complexity, both lower (atomic and molecular) and higher (systems, individuals, associations of individuals, etc.) imparted in other subjects (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Physiology, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, etc.).




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

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.


Specific Competences:>>Theoretical

  • CE1 : Acquire the fundamentals of biological terminology, nomenclature, conventions and units.
  • CE13 : Study the structure and function of biomolecules and understand their function in biological processes.
  • CE14 : Understand the fundamentals of replication, transcription, translation and modification of genetic material.
  • CE15 : Identify the main metabolic pathways.
  • CE16 : Understand cell signalling mechanisms.
  • CE18 : Analyse the structure and functions of animal and plant viruses, cells, tissues, organs and systems.
  • 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.
  • CE6 : Understand the mechanisms of heredity and foundations of genetic improvement.
  • CE7 : Understand evolutionary mechanisms and models.
  • CE8 : Understand and know the genetic foundations of diversity.


Specific Competences:>>Ability

  • CE29 : Show knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories related to the areas of Biology.
  • CE30 : Interpret, evaluate, process and synthesis Biological data and information.
  • 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.
  • CE35 : Interpret data gathered from observation and measurement in the laboratory and the field.
  • CE45 : Carry out biological biotests and diagnoses.


Generic UA Competences

  • CGUA2 : Express oneself correctly, both orally and in writing, in either of the official languages of the Region of Valencia.
  • 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.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2022-23

Subject objectives/competences

1) To know the functions of the cellular components, relate them and understand that the
Functioning of the cell is the result of the functioning of its components.
2) To understand the events of the cell cycle, its regulation and the importance of both cell division and apoptosis.
3) To understand that cell defects are the basis of pathology.
4) To describe and interpret cell structure and ultrastructure from optical and electron microscopy images.
5) To master the basic terminology of cellular biology in order to express concepts related to the subject.






Code: 26515
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught