Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2023-24

It is intended that students coming from high school acquire a basic terminology in Chemistry, which allows them to express themselves with the precision required in the field of Science, formulating ideas, concepts and relationships between them, and being able to reason in scientific terms, relating the basics of Chemistry with Biology and Marine Sciences. The students must acquire the operative capacity to apply and relate the chemical-physical laws and principles of biology, as well as to master the necessary procedures for the resolution of chemical problems, interpreting the results and discussing if these are reasonable. Students should know the structure and function of molecules and understand the principles of thermodynamics to later extend this knowledge to the study of biomolecules and their function, as well as their application to bioenergetics. In this course, students must acquire the necessary skills to perform in a chemistry laboratory, including the realization of experimental setups, obtaining measurements, results and their interpretation in terms of physical laws, safely handling laboratory material, reagents, instruments and application devices. Finally, students are expected to be able to study and plan their activities for learning, either individually or in groups, searching, selecting and synthesizing information in different bibliographic sources.



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

Specific Competences:>>Theoretical

  • CE1 : Possess a basic understanding of molecular structure, genetics, cell organisation and the evolutionary processes of living beings.
  • CE12 : Apply the principles and procedures used in Chemistry to the marine environment and pollution.
  • CE3 : Understand and apply the basic concepts and laws of Physics.
  • CE4 : Acquire and understanding of basic chemical terminology and processes.
  • CE6 : Know and understand the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories related to marine sciences and their relationship with other sciences.


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.
  • CE31 : Prepare, present and defend scientific texts and reports both in writing and orally to an audience.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2023-24

To study the structure and function of biomolecules and understand their role in biological processes.
To relate the physical and chemical principles of Marine Sciences.
To know how to relate the basics of chemistry to Marine Sciences.
To understand the principles of thermodynamics and its applications in bioenergetics.
To acquire the necessary skills to experiment and interpret data from observations and measurements in Chemistry applied to Marine Sciences, handling safely: biological material, reagents, instruments and application devices.
To know, search, analyze, understand, write and present scientific and technical texts.




Code: 28510
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,32
Practical credits: 1,08
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,32
    Practical credits: 1,08
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught