Subject: Human Biology
Number of ECTS:
1 - Students will have the ability to identify basic biological processes from cell down to the top level of the body.
2 - Students will use the biological concepts and integrate them in the context of their course of Psychology.
3 - Students will have the ability to identify and describe the concepts of heredity, cell biology and histophysiology and their interactions in the context of case - studies in psychology.
4 - Students should be able to seek information on the biological level (e.g. inheritance issues and transmission characteristics to the offspring) and the functioning of the human body itself (relevant aspects of Human Physiology that are relevant to the understanding and analysis of disorders, behavioral or psychosomatic), for which there is a direct relation related to the biological functioning.
1 - Cellular Biology
1.1 - Organization of the cell
1.2 - intercellular communication
1.3 - Cell death
2 - DNA and chromosomes
2.1 - DNA structure and replication
2.2 - Transcription and translation
2.3 - Control of gene expression
2.4 - Structure of chromosomes
2.5 - Mutations
3 - Human Genetics
3.1 - Mendelian genetics and Extensions
3.2 - Cytogenetics
3.3 - Genetic disorders of speech and language
3.4 - Genetics of psychiatric disorders in adults
3.5 - Genetics of dementia
3.6 - Genetics of populations
3.7 - Epigenetics
3.8 - Analysis of pedigrees
3.9 - Analysis of clinical cases
4 - Human Histophysiology
4.1 - Basics of general histology
4.2 - Basics of anatomical-histology of the nervous system and sense organs
4.3 - Notions of General Physiology
4.4 - Notions of Nervous System physiology and behavior.
Alberts , 2014 , Molecular Biology of the Cell , Garland Science
Lodish , 2012 , Molecular Cell Biology , W. H. Freeman
CK-12 , 2012 , Human Biology - Genetics , CK-12 Foundation
Brooker , 2014 , Genetics: analysis and principles , McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Hartwell , 2014 , Genetics: From Genes to Genomes , McGraw-Hill Education
Read , 2010 , New Clinical Genetics , Scion Publishing Ltd.
Jorde , 2009 , Medical Genetics , Mosby
Lowe , 2014 , Stevens & Lowe's Human Histology , Mosby
Unglaub , 2012 , Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach , Pearson
Assesssment methods and criteria:
Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)
Theoretical lectures are mainly expository. Theoretical-practical classes consist of clinical case simulations using the student's work and group discussion of each case. The evaluation consists of two assessment tests of the theoretical part (60%: 30% each) and 2 tests for the practical component (40%: 20% each). In the latter, students will be confronted with new situations they will have to address and comment, based on the theoretical information and practical discussion of clinical cases.