Cell and Molecular Biology
The Undergraduate Programme on Cell and Molecular Biology aims at explaining the basic structures and fundamental processes of life at molecular and cellular level, providing an in-depth study of concepts together with the development of advanced technological and scientific skills in Cell and Molecular Biology.
At the end of the course, it is expected that students:
understand the major concepts in cell and molecular biology and are able to apply the acquired knowledge;
have an active attitude towards problem solving and experimental design;
use acquired skills in a professional atmosphere (e.g. research or industry);
demonstrate effective use of transferable skills in oral presentation, report writing and the use of information technology
Further academic development - Continuation towards 2nd cycle
Research/Academia (Portugal and abroad)
Teaching and Research (Universities and High Schools)
Pharmaceutical, Food and Biotechnology companies
Health Professions (e.g. Genetics and Microbiology clinical laboratories)
Environmental Pollution and Bioremediation
Bachelor (1st Cycle)
Access to other programs
Access to 2nd cycle.
Luís Jaime Gomes Ferreira da Silva Mota
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
|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.
|10352||Soft Skills for Science and Technology||3.0|
|3737||Chemistry of Life||6.0|
|10649||Biology Laboratory Techniques I||3.0|
|10650||General Biochemistry A||6.0|
|11146||Informatics for Science and Engineering B||6.0|
|11823||Introduction to Biophysics A||6.0|
|12658||Probability and Statistics D||6.0|
|11194||General Organic Chemistry A||6.0|
|11010||Cell Biology A||6.0|
|10651||Fundamentals of Ecology||6.0|
|10652||Metabolism and Regulation||6.0|
|10654||Molecular Biology A||6.0|
|10653||Biosafety and Bioethics||3.0|
|10358||Science, Technology and Society||3.0|
|8143||Laboratory Techniques in Biology II||6.0|
|10655||Molecular Genetics A||6.0|
|12028||Introduction to Bioinformatics||6.0|
|5.º Semester - Opção 1|
|10657||Applied Microbiology||6.0||O aluno deverá obter 6.0 créditos nesta opção.|
|5.º Semester - Opção 2|
|11822||Cellular and Molecular Toxicology||6.0|
|10659||Virology||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.|
|12029||Project in Cell and Molecular Biology||12.0|
|6.º Semester - Opção PIIC/PIPP|
|11012||Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program||3.0|
|11013||Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program||3.0||O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.|