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Course description
  INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2018-19

This is a subject that includes many of the transversal competences of the basic module of the degree, and therefore has a marked interdisciplinary focus, complementing skills acquisition of the subjects of the module. The operational framework of the subject is broad and general, so the theoretical foundations highlight the most important aspects of the major milestones of scientific discovery and paradigms in biology, focusing more on the procedures for the acquisition of knowledge and skills in own content. Its main goal is to begin to familiarize students with the guidelines of scientific research and communication in biology. To do this, it aims to initiate students to the basics of scientific method and understanding of the fundamentals of experimental design, stimulating the acquisition of skills in using the methodologies and basic tools for obtaining information and scientific communication across different stages of a research paper.

 

 

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.
  • CG7 : Show the ability to adapt to new situations.
  • 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.
  • CE2 : Relate the physical and chemical principles of Biology.
  • CE3 : Understand and apply mathematical and statistical methods for validating models from experimental data applied to Biology.

 

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.
  • CE34 : Plan, design and execute practical research studies, evaluating the results.
  • CE36 : Prepare, present and defend scientific and technical reports both in writing and orally to an audience.
  • CE37 : Ability to find, analyse, understand and write scientific and technical texts.
  • CE38 : Use inductive and deductive methods correctly in the field of Biology.
  • CE39 : Recognise and evaluate biological processes in daily life.
  • CE40 : Relate Biology to other disciplines.

 

Generic UA Competences

  • CGUA1 : Understand English as a foreign language in the field of science.
  • 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.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2018-19

Acquire knowledge of the fundamental concepts of biology and correctly use terminology and nomenclature.
Obtain, manage, interpret and present biological data.
Acquire an interdisciplinary formation and know how to relate the ideas and concepts of Biology with other disciplines.
Demonstrate proficiency in the use of scientific language in different languages.
Acquire the basic skills necessary for the development of scientific work and the use of scientific communication tools.

 

 

General

Code: 26519
Lecturer responsible:
BONET JORNET, ANDRES
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 0,52
Practical credits: 1,88
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: AGROCHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
    Area: BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 0,09
    Practical credits: 0,31
  • Dept: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES
    Area: PLANT ECOPHYSIOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 0,09
    Practical credits: 0,31
  • Dept: EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
    Area: PLANT ECOPHYSIOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 0,05
    Practical credits: 0,16
  • Dept: EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
    Area: PALAEONTOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 0,04
    Practical credits: 0,15
  • Dept: ECOLOGY
    Area: ECOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 0,09
    Practical credits: 0,31
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.
  • Dept: BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Area: CELLULAR BIOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 0,08
    Practical credits: 0,32
  • Dept: PHYSIOLOGY, GENETICS AND MICROBIOLOGY
    Area: PHYSIOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 0
    Practical credits: 0,13
  • Dept: PHYSIOLOGY, GENETICS AND MICROBIOLOGY
    Area: GENETICS
    Theoretical credits: 0,04
    Practical credits: 0,09
  • Dept: PHYSIOLOGY, GENETICS AND MICROBIOLOGY
    Area: MICROBIOLOGY
    Theoretical credits: 0,04
    Practical credits: 0,1

Study programmes where this course is taught