Biology

Year
1
Academic year
2018-2019
Code
02030420
Subject Area
Biologia
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
ECTS Credits
15.0
Type
Elective
Level
Non Degree Course

Recommended Prerequisites

NA

Teaching Methods

Theoretical lectures supported by audiovisual means, having an interaction with students, theoretical and practical lectures with exercises and laboratory practical lectures.

Learning Outcomes

To recognise the biodiversity and the levels of organization of living organisms.

To know the basic constituents of the cell, the cell organisation, the structure and function of the main structures, types of membrane transport and metabolic processes.

To know the structure and function of animal and plant tissues and systems

To recognise and apply concepts and principles of genetics and hereditarity.

To know the diversity of microorganisms and their applications.

To integrate the concept of immunity and its applications.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

Levels of organisation of living organisms. Molecular and physicochemical basis of life. Cell-structure/function. Membrane transport
Metabolic processes. Anabolism and catabolism. Substrate-level and oxidative phosphorylation. Catabolism in the presence of oxygen
Animal tissues (epithelial/muscle/nervous/connective) and systems (digestive/cardiorespiratory/excretory/reproductive)-structure/function
Plant tissues: structure/function. Primary and secondary meristem
Genetics and hereditarity-hereditarrityy factors and genetic information. Hereditarity molecular genetics/chemistry. Mutations. Applications of genetics and bioethical issues.
Microorganisms-bacteria and viruses (classification, structure, life cycle). Interaction of microorganisms with other living beings. Intervention of microorganisms in biogeochemical cycles. Pathogenic microorganisms and infectious diseases.
Immune system and immunity. Types of immune response. Immunological reactions. Dysfunctions of the immune syste

Head Lecturer(s)

Paula Cristina de Oliveira Castro

Assessment Methods

Assessment
Continuous evaluation: 50.0%
Exam: 50.0%

Bibliography

Campbell, N., &Reece, J. B. (2008). Biology. USA: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings.

Junqueira, L.C., & Carneiro, J. (2008). Histologia Básica. Rio de Janeiro: Guanabara Koogan S.A.