BIOMEDICINE (2018-19)

Código:
 D039

Créditos:
 60
 
Fecha de aprobación:
 09/01/2014

Título:
 Master (ECTS)
 
Precio:
 39,27
 1st registration credits
 

RAMA

Sciences

PLAN

UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN BIOMEDICINE

TIPO DE ENSEÑANZA

Combined Face-to-face and On line

CENTROS DONDE SE IMPARTE

Faculty of Science

ESTUDIO IMPARTIDO CONJUNTAMENTE CON

Solo se imparte en esta universidad

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PLAN DE ESTUDIOS OFERTADO EN EL CURSO 2018-19

 

Leyenda: No ofertadaSin docencia
UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN BIOMEDICINE
30 créditos
 
30 créditos
 
22 créditos
 
máximo 8 créditos
 
 
Superado este bloque se obtiene
MASTER'S DEGREE IN BIOMEDICINE

 

 

AIMS


The overall objective of this Master’s course is to train professionals in the field of biomedical research, providing specialisation, primarily in the acquisition of proficiencies related to research, but also includes the acquisition of advanced knowledge and a command of cutting-edge techniques and skills, some of which are interdisciplinary in nature. A multidisciplinary focus is taken, facilitating student adaptation to  professional settings, which can be extremely dynamic in these fields, and helping them to participate in high-level research projects, which increasingly require a greater degree of synergy from different research groups taking different experimental approaches. Students will become familiarised with some of the various lines of research carried out by the research groups involved in teaching this Master’s degree course.

Accordingly, the ultimate goal of this Master’s is to provide professionals with a solid grounding in molecular and cellular biomedicine, which will allow them on the one hand to develop excellent basic biomedicine research skills, and on the other to promote competitive translational research, contributing to a deeper understanding of the etipathology and physiopathology of diseases and improving their treatment. The general objectives are as follows:

  1. To provide a deeper understanding of the causes and the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the physiopathology of diseases, acquiring an integrated vision.
  2. To acquire advanced skills in experimental laboratory work in the field of molecular and cellular biomedicine.
  3. To understand the uses and limitations of the most relevant technologies in current research, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases.
  4. To acquire the knowledge and the ability to identify problems, find practical solutions and know how to apply them in a research or professional context in the biomedical field.
  5. To acquire the ability to design and carry out a research project in the field of biomedicine.
  6. To develop the ability to communicate and present scientific work clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  7. To acquire the skills necessary for independent life-long learning.
  8. To acquire a solid basis for a career in research after taking a doctorate or for carrying out professional duties in the biomedical field not requiring a doctorate or medical degree.
 
 

 


MASTER’S DEGREE COURSE - CREDITS AND SUBJECTS

 


Type of subject

Credits

Compulsory (OB)

15

Optional (MOI) (OP)

22

Elective (MOLE) (OP)

(Appendix 1)

8

Final project (OB)

15

TOTAL CREDITS

60



DISTRIBUTION OF SUBJECTS BY YEAR/SEMESTER


FIRST SEMESTER 30 ECTS

SECOND SEMESTER 30 ECTS

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

PATENTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT (SPIN-OFF)

OB

3

MASTER’S FINAL PROJECT

OB

15

BIOSCIENCE SEMINARS

OB

2

DOCUMENTATION, COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION IN BIOSCIENCES

OB

3

EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN IN HEALTH SCIENCES

OB

3

IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNIQUES AND SIGNAL ANALYSIS IN BIOSCIENCES

OB

3

SOCIAL, ETHICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS IN BIOMEDICINE AND LIFE TECHNOLOGIES

OB

1

OPTIONAL COURSES

OP

15

OPTIONAL COURSES

OP

15


OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (MOI)

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

SEMESTER

ADVANCES IN NEUROSCIENCES

OP

2

1

BASIC RESEARCH MODELS IN THE STUDY OF DISEASES: NEUROGENERATIVE DISEASES OF THE RETINA

OP

3

1

STEM CELLS AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

OP

2

1

ANIMAL MODELS IN EXPERIMENTATION

OP

1

1

FUNCTIONAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES

OP

2

1

INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED MOLECULAR ANALYSIS AND DIAGNOSIS TECHNIQUES

OP

3

1

PHARMACALOGICAL BASES FOR THE DESIGN OF NEW MEDICINES

OP

4

2

INTRA- AND INTERCELLULAR SIGNALLING

OP

2

2

BASIC RESEARCH MODELS IN THE STUDY OF DISEASES: FROM BIOPHYSICS TO ION CHANNEL PATHOLOGY

OP

3

2

HUMAN GENETICS: GENETIC DIAGNOSTICS AND ASSISTED REPRODUCTION

OP

3

2

NUTRITION IN HEALTH AND IN ILLNESS

OP

2

2

CLINICAL AUDIOLOGY

OP

2

2

ADVANCES IN CELLULAR AND TISSULAR TECHNIQUES

OP

2

2

ADVANCES IN CELL CULTURE

OP

2

2

CLINICAL ANALYSES: BIOCHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL

OP

2

2


OPTIONAL SUBJECTS:

POST-GRADUATE TRAINING PROGRAMME IN BIOMEDICINE AND LIFE SCIENCES (MOLE)

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SUBJECT

ECTS

SUBJECT

ECTS

ELECTIVE BIOTECHNOLOGY MODULE

BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

8

STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF PROTEINS

2

FUNCTIONAL PROTEOMICS AND GENOMICS

2

MOLECULAR MARKERS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN LIFE SCIENCES

2

MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY

2

GENE EXPRESSION SIGNALLING AND REGULATION  

2

GENETIC MODIFICATION OF ORGANISMS

2

PROTEIN ENGINEERING AND MOLECULAR DESIGN

2

AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

2

FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY

2

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

2

ELECTIVE MEDICAL CHEMISTRY MODULE 

BIOORGANIC TRANSFORMATIONS

3

BIOORGANIC ANALYSIS WITH MASS SPECTROMETRY

3

SYNTHESIS WITH ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS

3

ASYMMETRIC CATALYSIS: ORGANOCATALYSIS AND CATALYSIS WITH METALS

4

METHODOLOGIES IN ASYMMETRIC SYNTHESIS

2

THE CELL FACTORY: ENGINEERING AND PHARMACOGNOSIA OF NATURAL BIOACTIVE PRODUCTS

4

SOLID STATE SYNTHESIS, COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY ANALYSIS

3

ADVANCED ORGANIC MATERIALS

3

INDUSTRIAL PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

3

PHARMACOLOGICAL  NEW MEDICINES

4

ADVANCED NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

3

CLINICAL OPTOMETRIC PROCEDURES

3

VISION REHABILITATION

6

ADVANCED VISUAL OPTICS

6

ADVANCED CONTACTOLOGY

3

CLINICAL STRABISMUS

3

NEW VISUAL COMPENSATION TECHNIQUES

6

ADVANCED VISUAL ERGONOMICS

3



GENERAL COURSE PROGRAMME


The Master’s Degree in Biomedicine consists of three modules: the first, containing the core subjects, with 15 credits; the second, offering specific subjects, worth 30 credits; and a Final Master’s Project, worth 15 credits. The Master’s Degree forms part of a common Training Programme (Biomedicine and Life Technologies) (see appendix I), enabling students to take up to 8 optional credits in subjects relating to the knowledge area of other Master’s programmes.

The Compulsory Module includes subjects with inter-disciplinary-content as an introduction to research in the biosciences (“Documenting, communicating and disseminating biosciences (DCDB)”, “Patents, intellectual property and business development and management (spin-off) (PIPBM)”, “Bioethics: social, ethical and legal aspects (BE)”), as well as other more applied subjects (“Image processing techniques and signal analysis in biosciences (IPTSA)”, “Experimental design and bioinformatics (EDB)”) and seminars on biosciences (SB), giving students the chance to meet and learn from internationally renowned specialists. The aim of this module is to provide students with the fundamental tools necessary to be able to undertake scientific research tasks successfully.

The Specific Subjects module includes all Biomedicine subjects. The objectives and content of these subjects can be found in their corresponding check sheets.

Lastly, the final research project is an independent module where students carry out a research project in which they must use the knowledge that they have acquired in both the compulsory and the specific modules.

 

APPENDIX I: POST-GRADUATE TRAINING IN BIOMEDICINE AND LIFE SCIENCES

The University Master’s Degree in Biomedicine from the University of Alicante is designed to form part of a Postgraduate Training Programme in Biomedicine and Life Technologies co-ordinated by the Faculty of Science. Implementation of this Postgraduate Training Programme in Biomedicine and Life Technologies is based on the need for recent Science and Health Science graduates to extend their knowledge and skills for specialisation in this field and to acquire a preparation that enables them to continue their specific doctorate studies. The postgraduate courses available should observe criteria of quality and sustainability, in accordance with the training, scientific and social objectives of a public institution, and proposals for courses should take into account the resources available in the organising institution, in this case the University of Alicante. In this context, and in order to make the best possible use the available infrastructures and the multi-disciplinarity offered by the current structure of the University of Alicante Science Faculty, which includes training programmes in Science and Health Science branches, we have brought together the various educational programmes relating to Biomedicine and Life Technologies, comprising four Master’s degrees which are consistent in structure and interrelated, namely “Biomedicine”, “Biotechnology for Health and Sustainability”, and “Medical Chemistry”. The end objective is to provide a broad and attractive gamut of quality courses aimed at a diverse range of students yet who are all interested in the various aspects of biomedicine or life technologies, given the relevance in both scientific and social terms of knowledge in these fields.

Because the Master’s Degree in Biomedicine is integrated into the Postgraduate Training Programme in Biomedicine and Life Sciences, there is a final block of elective subjects (maximum of 8 credits) from which students may choose subjects relating to Biomedicine (in consultation with their academic tutor): the elective Biotechnology module (CEB Txx), and the elective Medical Chemistry module (CEQMxx).

 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

According to the Regulations of the University of Alicante, the following requirements must be complied to have access to official taught Master’s degrees:

  1. To be in possession of a SPANISH OFFICIAL GRADUATE DEGREE CERTIFICATE or other issued by an institution of higher education  within the EHEA (European Higher Education) that enables the holder to have access  to Master’s degrees in the issuing .
  2. To be in possession of an officially approved  FOREIGN HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE CERTIFICATE that had been recognised as equal to the degree that allows access to the requested studies.
  3. To be in possession of a UNIVERSITY DEGREE CERTIFICATE obtained in a University or Higher Education Institution of COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EHEA, without the prior approval of their studies. In this case, the following should be considered:
  • Non- recognised degree certificates shall require a technical report showing an equivalence statement issued by the University of Alicante (ContinUA – Continuing Education Centre), for which the corresponding fee should be paid.
  • Access through this way does under no circumstances imply prior official approval of the holder’s degree certificate, nor its recognition for purposes other than studying a master's degree.

 

ADMISSION AND ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

 

1. In the event that the number of applicants exceeds the places available,  making it necessary to be selective, or verify the student admission requirements, the Master’s Academic Commitee will ensure compliance with all regulations pertaining to admission to the Master’s Degree in Biomedicine, without affecting any other admission requirements envisaged, and it will conduct student interviews if deemed necessary.

Of the 20 places available, 14 will be reserved for graduates in scientific and technical degrees related to Biology (Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science and Chemistry, among others), who completed their studies in the five academic years prior to commencement of the Master’s Degree.  The remaining 6 places will be reserved for graduates in the same degrees who do not fulfill the previous requirement. Should any of these 6 places remain vacant, they will be awarded to graduates from the first group.

The admission criterion for the first group will be based on the overall academic grade awarded for the Degree. Where applicants were awarded the same grade, preference will be given to the applicant who completed their studies in less time. Where a tie persists, the Master’s Academic Commission will reach a decision based on personal interviews with the applicants concerned.

Admission criteria for the remaining places will be based on the applicant’s academic record (6 points), research activities (3 points) and previous professional experience (1 point), in accordance with a scale to be approved by the Master’s Academic Commission prior to commencement of the pre-enrolment period.

 

 

PRE-ENROLMENT AND ENROLMENT

 

PRE-ENROLMENT +info

Students who intend to study for an officially recognised Master’s Degree at the UA should complete pre-enrolment in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.

 

ENROLMENT +info

Following publication of the final list of those admitted to the course, an email containing a user password will be sent to successful applicants, enabling them to enrol via the Campus Virtual in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.

In the registration process, the documents issued abroad must be official, duly notorised and translated. Further information:

 

NUMBER OF PLACES

 

COURSE NUMBER OF PLACES
2012-13 20
2013-14 20
2014-15 20
2015-16 20
2016-17 20
2017-18 20
2018-19 20
2019-20 20
 

 

Focus


Research.


Degree course specialisation profile


The degree specialisation profile centres on an introduction to research in the field of biomedicine. The first step involves providing students with a direction and subsequently offering a specialisation coherent with the knowledge acquired previously on their degree courses. The course then provides students with an introduction to research in this field.

 

Professional Profiles


Professions for which the degree qualifies its holder.

This master’s degree course is not aimed at any specific profession.

 

 

 

 

TIMESCALE FOR IMPLEMENTATION



1. Timescale for implementation of the new Master’s Degree Course

Academic year

Implementation of the Master’s Degree

2010-2011

1st year


2. Procedure for equivalence recognition, where appropriate, between the current and the new course programme.

The table below details credit equivalence between the Doctorate in Experimental and Applied Biology and the Inter-university Master’s in Advanced Optometry and Vision, and the new programme in Biomedicine and Technologies for Life. Thus, students who have taken subjects in the current programmes can join the new course without penalty.

Credit equivalence for the Master’s in Advanced Optometry and Vision Sciences

MAOVS

CRED

MOV

ECTS

Clinical decision making

5

Advanced clinical optometry

6

Advanced ophthalmic optics

Advanced physiological optics

3

3

Advanced visual optics

6

Advances in visual neuroscience

4

Visual neuroscience

3

Advanced contactology I

2

Advanced contactology

3

Biostatistics in health sciences

4

Statistics in health sciences

3

Vision therapy, orthoptics and pleoptics

4.5

Vision rehabilitation

6

Advances in visual ergonomics

4

Advanced visual ergonomics

3

Clinical strabismus

4

Clinical strabismus

3

Mechanisms and models of colour vision

Mechanisms and models of spatial vision

Mechanisms and models of movement vision

Mechanisms and models of depth vision


Mechanisms and models of vision

3

Imaging techniques for research and diagnosis

4

Imaging techniques for research and diagnosis

6

Advanced optical materials

5

New optical materials

3

Clinical ocular pathology

3

Clinical ocular pathology

3

Scientific documentation

3

Scientific documentation

3

Clinical practices / other subjects


Optional

Up to

9 cred


Credit equivalence for subjects on the Doctorate Programme in Experimental and Applied Biology

EAB 

No. cred.

MBT - MBM

ECTS

Biofertilisers and bioplaguicides

(63610)

3

Agricultural biotechnology

2

Bioinformatics applied to DNA sequence analysis (62261)

3

Experimental design in Health Sciences and Bioinformatics

3

Stem cells: differentiation and cellular therapy (62247)

3

Stem cells and regenerative medicine

2

Intercellular communication

(62262)

3

Intra- and intercellular signalling

2

Molecular microbian ecology

(62260)

3

Molecular microbiology

2

Structure and function of extremophilic proteins (62245)

3

Structural and functional analysis of proteins

2

Proteomics (63619)

3

Functional proteomics and genomics

2

Seminars on experimental and applied biology (62199)

3

Advances in biosciences

2

Enzyme engineering (63614)

2.5

Protein engineering and molecular design

2

Methods for the functional study of culture cells (62266)

2.5

Advances in cell culture

2

Nucleic acid analysis techniques (62203)

2.5

Introduction to advanced molecular analysis and diagnosis techniques

2

Immunocytochemistry techniques, confocal microscopy and western blotting (62200)

2.5

Advances in cellular and tissular techniques

2


3. Studies being phased out and replaced by the proposed degree course:

Training Programme for the Doctorate in Experimental and Applied Biology and the Inter-university Master’s in Advanced Optometry and Vision.

 
 
 

 

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Only for pre-enrolment formalities
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Telephone: + 34 96 590 9422
Fax: + 34 96 590 9442
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