Bioquímica II - Biologia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 2 / 1º Semestre
Plan: 2015/16
Scientific Area: BIQ
Level: Intermédio

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical: 32.00
Pratical and Laboratorial: 33.00


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Biologia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2015/16

Teaching Staff

Hélder Spínola de Freitas
Hélder Spínola de Freitas

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico
Ensino prático e laboratorial

Course Information

Course Objectivs

1 Know the molecular basis of life, through analysis of the composition, structure and function of biomolecules. Understand the characteristics and organization of the cell metabolism, as a manifestation of life.

2 Understand the principles of composition, organization and function of biomolecules, and its role in cellular metabolism and vital activity of living beings.

3 Understand the fundamentals, organization, regulatory mechanisms, homeostasis and integrity of cell metabolism

4 Acquire methods of study and individual and team work.

5 Acquire knowledge independently, demonstrating readiness for continuous learning.

6 Demonstrate factual and specific knowledge of concepts, principles and theories of Biochemistry.

7 Demonstrate the ability to interpret scientific results and critically evaluate materials science­based and ethical sense.

8 Be able to apply knowledge in solving quantitative and qualitative problems.

Evaluation Criteria

Classification Type: Quantitative (0-20)
Evaluation Methodology: This course comprises theoretical (T) and laboratorial (PL) classes. The T classes include teaching with multimedia presentation of specific contents. The discussion of the program specific contents is promoted. A theme on biochemistry will be assigned to each student for further individual work and bibliographic search, which will be used to prepare a report. The PL classes involve the execution of experimental protocols, aiming to perform the demonstration and study of some aspects of cellular metabolism. All experimental works are carried out in group. Students assessment includes: a) written test, to assess the acquired individual knowledge and skills (40% weight); b) scientific report, to evaluate the ability to acquire and critically systematize specific information (25% weight); c) experimental work, to assess the ability to plan and execute practical teamwork, data systematizing and processing, results interpretation and communication in written from (35% weight).

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Main Bibliography

BUCHANAN, B.B., GRUISSEM, W., JONES, R.J. (2000). Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants. American Society of Plant Physiologists, Pub., Roc.
GARRETT, R. H. & GRISHAM, C. H. M. (1999). Biochemistry. 2th Ed.. Saunders Col. Publ. Fort Horth.
LEHNINGER A.L. (2000). Biochemistry. Principles of Biochemistry.. Worth Publishers,.
QUINTAS, A., PONCES FREIRE, A., HALPERN, M.J. (2008). Bioquímica. Organização molecular da Vida.. Lidel,.

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