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 Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20101 - Physics Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20103 - Biology Core Training 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
21401 - Chemistry I Core Training 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
21500 - Biochemistry Core Training 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20104 - Mathematics II Core Training 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
20105 - Cytology and Histology Core Training 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21404 - Chemistry II Core Training 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
21501 - General Biochemistry Laboratory Core Training 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
21502 - Biochemical Instrumentation Laboratory Core Training 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
Second-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
20109 - Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
20110 - Microbiology Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
20111 - Genetics Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
21503 - Molecular Biology and Metabolic Control Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
21504 - Animal Physiology Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
21505 - Enzymology and Molecular Interactions Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21506 - Structure-Function of Macromolecules Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21507 - Plant Physiology Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21508 - Integrated Laboratory I Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21509 - Integrated Chemistry Laboratory II Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
Third-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
21510 - Immunology Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
21511 - Biosynthesis of Macromolecules and their Regulation Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
21512 - Biochemistry of Membranes and Bioenergetics Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
21513 - Molecular Genetics Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
21514 - Metabolic and Biochemical Integration of Tissues Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21515 - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Development Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
21516 - Methods and Techniques of in Molecular Biology Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
21517 - Molecular Biology of Systems Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
Fourth-year subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
21518 - Human Physiology Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
21519 - Microbiological Analyses Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
21520 - Analytical and Clinical Biochemistry Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 1st semester
21521 - Food Biochemistry Mandatory 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
21522 - Molecular Pathology Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
21523 - Bioethics and Quality in Bioscience Laboratories Mandatory 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
21524 - Final Degree Project Final Degree Project 6,0 2nd semester
Elective subjects
Name Type Credits Teaching
language
Period
21146 - English for Science Elective 6,0 English 1st semester
21528 - Biochemistry of Cancer Elective 3,0 Catalan 1st semester
21529 - Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Elective 3,0 Spanish 1st semester
21532 - Food and Health: Molecular Bases and Applications Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
21533 - Genetic Engineering Elective 6,0 Catalan 1st semester
21536 - Toxicology Elective 6,0 1st semester
20132 - Ecological Biochemistry Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21525 - Industrial Biochemistry Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
21530 - Biochemistry of Physical Activity Elective 3,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21531 - Biochemistry of Aging Elective 3,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21534 - Human Genetics Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21535 - Endocrinology Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21537 - Human Nutrition Elective 6,0 Catalan 2nd semester
21538 - Projects in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Elective 6,0 Spanish 2nd semester
21539 - Practical Placements Elective 6,0 Catalan Annual
20140 - Global Ecology Elective 6,0
20146 - History of the Earth and Life Elective 6,0
21526 - Bioinformation of Applied Systems Elective 6,0
21527 - Applications of Plant Biochemistry Elective 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