The Biochemistry Bachelor Programme (BBP) extends over 3 years, with 60 credits each year, in a total of 180 credits. Each credit corresponds to 28 hours of learning, including lectures, problem-solving sessions, laboratory classes, seminars, and other learning activities as well as individual study.
The Programme prepares the students to immediately integrate the European biochemistry / chemistry-related market, or to access a 2nd cycle of studies if their option is a major specialization.
All teaching activities of the BBP take place at the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, mainly at the Chemistry Department (http://www.dq.fct.unl.pt).
The BBP curriculum organization and contents provide the following general objectives: a) A solid background in Biochemistry and Chemistry; b) a recognised equivalence with other Cycles from European institutions that offer the same degree; c) an immediate access to other training degrees from National or European institutions; d) acquisition of the generic competences and basic knowledge in Biochemistry/Chemistry that enables the new bachelor graduate to enter the European biochemistry/chemistry-related market, including industrial and government laboratories.
Specific Goals of the Programme
- To develop capacities for independent learning and generic competences that allow the new bachelor graduate to have access to a 2nd cycle of studies.
- To provide a broad university-level education in biochemistry / chemistry, with a good background in mathematics, statistics, physics and genetics.
- To acquire familiarity with the scientific method and develop the capacity to apply it and innovate, to have the capacity to do a previous evaluation, analysis and to solve biochemical/chemical problems, to achieve the competence for the treatment of experimental data, and to learn how to present reports.
- To acquire competences for the use of equipment and laboratory material, individually or in team work, planning and performing tasks with deadlines.
- To acquire competences in the utilization of informatics software in general, as well as in specific bioinformatic applications.
- To acquire competences in science communication, both orally and in a written form.
- To acquire competences to autonomously obtain documentation, bibliographic information about laboratory sessions and lectures, and specific information in key-areas of biochemistry/chemistry.
Bachelor (1st Cycle)
Access to other programs
Access to 2nd cycle
Maria Cristina Oliveira Costa
871.52 Euros/year or 7000,00 Euros/year (for foreign students).
Duration: 3 years
Credits: 180 ECTS
|Biology or Biochemistry or Genetics or Chemistry or Chemical Engineering||B/Bq/G/Q/EQ||12||24|
|Social Sciences and Humanities||CHS||3|
|Any Scientific Area||QAC||6 (a)|
(a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT / UNL, which includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT /UNL
Conditions of admittance
The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:
- Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
- Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester excluding examination or final project. In these courses students can expect to carry out, for example, laboratory activities, mini-tests, tests, individual or group projects, seminar-related activities, any combination of which will be used to determine the final grade.
- Evaluation based obligatorily on an examination or a final project. In these courses there extists a form of evaluation similar to one of the aformentioned activities in paragraph 2 as well as a form of evaluation based on a final exam.
- Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.
|7122||Cell Biology C||6.0|
|10352||Soft Skills for Science and Technology||3.0|
|10693||Introduction to Biochemistry||6.0|
|11832||Introduction to Biophysics B||6.0|
|10699||Mechanisms of Organic and Biological Reactions||6.0|
|8791||Metabolism and Regulation||6.0|
|1116||Molecular Biology B||6.0|
|10358||Science, Technology and Society||3.0|
|4.º Semester - Opção A|
|11324||Qualitative Analytical Chemistry||3.0|
|10716||Chemoinformatics||3.0||O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.|
|10721||Spectroscopy in Biochemistry||6.0|
|7104||Molecular Genetics B||6.0|
|5.º Semester - Opção B|
|10701||Biosynthesis of Natural Products||6.0|
|11822||Cellular and Molecular Toxicology||6.0||O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.|
|5.º Semester - Unidade Curricular do Bloco Livre|
|11066||Electives||6.0||O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.|
|10702||Fundamentals of Structural Biochemistry||6.0|
|10874||Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program||3.0|
|6.º Semester - Opção C|
|10688||Enzyme Technology||6.0||O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.|
|6.º Semester - Opção D|
|10717||Genomics and Molecular Evolution||3.0|
|10748||Processes, Development and Monitoring||3.0|
|10705||Computational Chemistry||3.0||O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.|