Biochemistry

Education objectives

The scientific area of the Master Programme on Biochemistry aims to understand the biological phenomena by establishing-structure function relationships of the intervenient macromolecule. The main objective of this degree is to supply a multidisciplinary academic formation background situated in the interface between Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biology, an area extremely actual and with potential applications in several domains such as Pharmaceutical Industry, Medicine and/or Biotechnology.

This advanced formation in Biochemistry is mostly devoted to integration on a scientific research career (aiming to have a follow up in a 3rd cycle). It can also give access to a wide range of research areas in different branches of National or European Industries.

General characterization

DGES code

830

Cicle

Master (2nd Cycle)

Degree

Mestre

Access to other programs

Access to a 3rd cycle

Coordinator

José Ricardo Ramos Franco Tavares

Opening date

September

Vacancies

25

Fees

1063,47 Euros/year or 7000,00 Euros/year (for foreign students).

Schedule

Daytime

Teaching language

Available soon

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years

Credits: 120 ECTS

Mandatory scientifc areas

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Biochemistry Bq 75 -
Biophysics Bf 12 -

Biology

B 6 -

Biochemistry/Biophysics/Biology/Biotechnology/Materials Eng./Informatics/Social and Human Sciences

Bq / Bf / B / Bt / EMt / I / CHS - 18
Transferable Skills CC   3  -
Any Scientific Area   QAC  -  6 a)
TOTAL 96 24

a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT / UNLwhich includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT / UNL

Conditions of admittance

Available soon

Evaluation rules

The following modes of evaluation are used with regard to academic qualifications:

  1. Evaluation based solely on an examination or completion of a final project.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Evaluation based on work done throughout the semester with the possibility of foregoing an examination or a final project.

The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.

Structure

1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10805 Spectroscopy of Biomolecules 6.0
10770 Gene Regulation 6.0
10825 Biomolecular Techniques I 6.0
1.º Semester - Opção I
Code Name ECTS
Options
12424 Algorithms and Data Structures for Bioinformatics 6.0
10804 Bioenergetics 3.0
5340 Biomaterials 6.0
10800 Biochemistry and Food Proccessing 6.0
12032 Glycobiology and Disease 3.0
12317 Medical Microbiology 3.0
11184 Basics of Toxicology 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
1.º Semester - Unidade Curricular de Bloco Livre
Code Name ECTS
Options
11066 Electives 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10783 Clinical Biochemistry 6.0
7637 Structural Biochemistry 6.0
10380 Entrepreneurship 3.0
10870 Biomolecular Techniques II 3.0
2.º Semester - Opção II
Code Name ECTS
Options
10828 Bioethics 3.0
11189 Biopharmaceuticals 3.0
9192 Bionanotechnology 6.0
12183 Marine Biotechnology 3.0
12422 Microbial Fuel Cells 3.0
10801 Biological Effects of Radiation 3.0
12411 Espectrometria de massa aplicada a proteómica 3.0
11188 Molecular immunology 3.0
12318 Metals in Biology and Medicine 6.0
O aluno deverá obter 12.0 créditos nesta opção.
2.º Semester - Opção III
Code Name ECTS
Options
10828 Bioethics 3.0
11189 Biopharmaceuticals 3.0
9192 Bionanotechnology 6.0
12183 Marine Biotechnology 3.0
12422 Microbial Fuel Cells 3.0
10801 Biological Effects of Radiation 3.0
12411 Espectrometria de massa aplicada a proteómica 3.0
11188 Molecular immunology 3.0
12318 Metals in Biology and Medicine 6.0
2.º Year
Code Name ECTS
10802 Master Thesis in Biochemistry 60.0
Unidade Curricular de Bloco Livre - o aluno deverá obter 6 créditos ECTS neste bloco que inclui unidades curriculares de todas as áreas científicas da FCT/UNL.