The Biochemistry Bachelor Programme (BBP) 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.
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
Portuguese students: 697 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year
(Students from CPLP countries may apply for a reduction of up to 50% of tuition fees, subject to the following conditions:
1st Registration: students must demonstrate through their academic certificates that their academic performance is in the first quartile of the evaluation scale used in the system of their country or school of origin;
Subsequent enrollments (regardless of the year of entry): exclusively for academic merit, that is, approval in all UCs in which the student enrolled in the previous year, totaling 60 ECTS each year.
Duration: 3 years
Credits: 180 ECTS
|Biology or Biochemistry or Genetics or Chemistry or Chemical Engineering||B/Bq/G/Q/EQ||12||18|
|Social Sciences and Humanities||CHS||3||0|
|Any Scientific Area||QAC||0||6 (a)|
(a) 6 ECTS in courses chosen by the student on a list approved annually by the Scientific Council of FCT NOVA, which includes the unity of all scientific areas of FCT NOVA.
Conditions of admittance
The evaluation of all UCs is continuous for all the components that integrate it, and it must be completed by the last day of the school term of the academic semester.
The continuous evaluation of a UC must include a minimum of three elements in the set of evaluation components, on dates adequately spaced throughout the period of classes.
All UCs with a theoretical-practical evaluation component must provide, in addition, a form of evaluation of this component by exam, to be carried out after the period of classes (Examination of Appeal).
All requirements and conditions related to the evaluation of the UC, namely the minimum weights and classifications, if any, of each component, as well as the Frequency conditions, are defined a priori and, mandatorily, published in the Discipline Form.
For each UC, combinations of three evaluation components are allowed: (i) Theoretical-practical evaluation; (ii) Laboratory or project evaluation; (iii) Summative assessment.
|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||Unrestricted 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.|