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Course description
  PHYSICS

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2014-15

The study of Physics in a Biology degree is fully justified since physical mechanisms are the underlying processes that govern every phenomena, including biological ones. Moreover, much of the instrumentation used in Biology comes from developments in physics. Therefore, it is of outmost importance that a future biologist acquires a basic understanding in Physics. It is also important for them to realize the role played by physics on biological processes and that understanding complex systems such as life requires of knowledge in many different fields.

On the other hand, problem solving, in this case in Physics, is an important element in any science. It helps develop critical thinking and creative ways of confronting problems, that can be of use for any other subject in their studies and later on, in their professional lives.

 

 

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

Specific Competences:>>Theoretical

  • CE13 : Understand basic sampling techniques for water column, seabed and associated organisms, as well as measurement techniques for structural and dynamic variables.
  • CE3 : Understand and apply the basic concepts and laws of Physics.
  • CE6 : Know and understand the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories related to marine sciences and their relationship with other sciences.
  • CE8 : Understand the basic principles of ecology, the structure and function of ecosystems, developing it for the marine and coastal environment.
  • CE9 : Acquire knowledge of physics related to fluids and waves, mainly concerned with the atmosphere and ocean.

 

Specific Competences:>> Ability

  • CE23 : Know how to work on oceanographic campaigns and in the laboratory in a responsible and safe manner, encouraging teamwork.
  • CE26 : Acquire the ability to design, process information, draft and execute projects related with marine and coastal environments.
  • CE31 : Prepare, present and defend scientific texts and reports both in writing and orally to an audience.

 

 

 

Training objectives

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2014-15

The main objective in this class is to provide the students with concepts and technics in physics that are relevant to Biology, and to apply these ideas to different biological phenomena. In this way, the students will understand the importance of physics in many fields of Biology.

Problem solving will be one of the main focus of the class, so the the student will have to think, solve and check the results of a set of problems, which will be useful in all their scientific activities. It is also important that the students learn about how to use different sources of information such as books or journals, both in paper and electronic, and that they learn about scientific instrumentation, as well as writting laboratory reports.

 

 

General

Code: 26517
Lecturer responsible:
CATURLA TEROL, MARIA JOSE
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,36
Practical credits: 1,04
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments with teaching

  • Dept: APPLIED PHYSICS
    Area: APPLIED PHYSICS
    Theoretical credits: 1,36
    Practical credits: 1,04
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught