Degree in Biochemistry

240 credits - Faculty of Science

Biochemistry looks at the composition of living beings, their chemical interactions and transformations, the modulation mechanisms of these processes, and their physiological impact. The discipline is currently experiencing exponential growth due the discovery of more molecular causes behind diseases, the application of biochemical processes in industry (biotechnology), etc. The main aim of the Degree in Biochemistry is to train professionals in all areas related to biochemistry and molecular biology in general, and also provide a more focused education on bioanalysis and biomedicine; these professionals will be equipped with the conceptual, manual, and technical tools to be able to understand and apply all this knowledge. They will also acquire the ability to understand, speak, and write in English.

This degree enables students to go on to study masters' programmes in related areas, offering them the chance for further specialisation. The professional nature of this degree programme will enable students to join the field of bioanalysis with little or no need for additional studies. They will be prepared for jobs in clinical analysis laboratories; the service sector; pharmaceutical, food, and agriculture industries; as well as in scientific and technological research centres; and departments of innovation and development in related industries.

Credit Summary

Core Training Mandatory Elective Subjects External Practicum Final Degree Project Total
  60   144   30   *   6 240
* The external placements are included as an elective subject

Subjects

First-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20100 - Mathematics I Basic training 6,0 Catalan First semester
20101 - Physics Basic training 6,0 Catalan First semester
20103 - Biology Basic training 6,0 Spanish First semester
21401 - Chemistry I Basic training 6,0 Spanish First semester
21500 - Biochemistry Basic training 6,0 Catalan First semester
20104 - Mathematics II Basic training 6,0 Spanish Second semester
20105 - Cytology and Histology Basic training 6,0 Catalan Second semester
21404 - Chemistry II Basic training 6,0 Spanish Second semester
21501 - General Biochemistry Laboratory Basic training 6,0 Spanish Second semester
21502 - Biochemical Instrumentation Laboratory Basic training 6,0 Spanish Second semester
Second-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20109 - Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences Compulsory 6,0 Catalan First semester
20110 - Microbiology Compulsory 6,0 Spanish First semester
20111 - Genetics Compulsory 6,0 Spanish First semester
21503 - Molecular Biology and Metabolic Control Compulsory 6,0 Catalan First semester
21504 - Animal Physiology Compulsory 6,0 Catalan First semester
21505 - Enzymology and Molecular Interactions Compulsory 6,0 Catalan Second semester
21506 - Structure-Function of Macromolecules Compulsory 6,0 Catalan Second semester
21507 - Plant Physiology Compulsory 6,0 Catalan Second semester
21508 - Integrated Laboratory I Compulsory 6,0 Catalan Second semester
21509 - Integrated Chemistry Laboratory II Compulsory 6,0 Catalan Second semester
Third-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
21510 - Immunology Compulsory 6,0 Spanish First semester
21511 - Biosynthesis of Macromolecules and their Regulation Compulsory 6,0 Spanish First semester
21512 - Biochemistry of Membranes and Bioenergetics Compulsory 6,0 Spanish First semester
21513 - Molecular Genetics Compulsory 6,0 Catalan First semester
21514 - Metabolic and Biochemical Integration of Tissues Compulsory 6,0 Catalan Second semester
21515 - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Development Compulsory 6,0 Spanish Second semester
21516 - Methods and Techniques of in Molecular Biology Compulsory 6,0 Spanish Second semester
21517 - Molecular Biology of Systems Compulsory 6,0 Catalan Second semester
Fourth-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
21518 - Human Physiology Compulsory 6,0 Catalan First semester
21519 - Microbiological Analyses Compulsory 6,0 Spanish First semester
21520 - Analytical and Clinical Biochemistry Compulsory 6,0 Spanish First semester
21521 - Food Biochemistry Compulsory 6,0 Catalan First semester
21522 - Molecular Pathology Compulsory 6,0 Spanish Second semester
21523 - Bioethics and Quality in Bioscience Laboratories Compulsory 6,0 Spanish Second semester
21524 - Final Degree Project Final Assignment 6,0 Catalan Second semester
Elective subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
21146 - English for Science Optional 6,0 English First semester
21525 - Industrial Biochemistry Optional 6,0 Spanish First semester
21528 - Biochemistry of Cancer Optional 3,0 Catalan First semester
21529 - Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Optional 3,0 Spanish First semester
21532 - Food and Health: Molecular Bases and Applications Optional 6,0 Catalan First semester
21533 - Genetic Engineering Optional 6,0 Catalan First semester
21536 - Toxicology Optional 6,0 First semester
21530 - Biochemistry of Physical Activity Optional 3,0 Catalan Second semester
21531 - Biochemistry of Aging Optional 3,0 Catalan Second semester
21534 - Human Genetics Optional 6,0 Catalan Second semester
21535 - Endocrinology Optional 6,0 Catalan Second semester
21537 - Human Nutrition Optional 6,0 Catalan Second semester
21538 - Projects in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Optional 6,0 Spanish Second semester
21539 - Practical Placements Optional 6,0 Catalan Annual
20132 - Ecological Biochemistry Optional 6,0
20146 - History of the Earth and Life Optional 6,0
21526 - Bioinformation of Applied Systems Optional 6,0
21527 - Applications of Plant Biochemistry Optional 6,0

Calendar, specified by time groups

Timetable group Schedule Examinations
Grau de Bioquímica (1r, 1r Semestre) schedule examinations
Grau de Bioquímica (1r curs, 2 Semetre) schedule examinations