Biochemistry

Education

Undergraduate Programme in Biochemistry

Objectives

The Biochemistry Bachelor Programme (BBP) extends over 3 years, with 60 credits each year, in a total of 180 credits. Each credit corresponds to 28 hours of learning, including lectures, problem-solving sessions, laboratory classes, seminars, and other learning activities as well as individual study.

The Programme 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.

All teaching activities of the BBP take place at the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, mainly at the Chemistry Department (http://www.dq.fct.unl.pt).

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.

Curriculum

Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2019/2020 academic year

Vacancies for 2019/2020:

80 (to be confirmed)

Specific exams:

One of following groups:

02 Biology and Geology    

or

07 Physics and Chemistry

or

07 Physics and Chemistry + 16 Mathematics

Minimum grade of the specific(s) exam(s): 95

Minimum grade of the application: 95

Admission formula:

60% of the final grade obtained in  secondary school
40% of the final grade of the specific(s) exam(s)

Course coordinator:

Professor Cristina Costa

lbq.coordenador@fct.unl.pt

Registration and Accreditation

DGES

Registration number R/A-Ef 3086/2011 on 18/03/2011

A3ES

Accreditation on 05/03/2015, for 6 years

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About the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is a permanent organic unity of the , Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT / UNL), devoted to teaching, and scientific research and to provide services in areas of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering. The Chemistry Department (DQ), Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa , founded in 1981, has recognized market implementation of education and employment, particularly so because of the novelty and specificity introduced by the course in Chemistry with which teaching at the School of Chemistry began in 1981.

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