Curricular Unit:Code:
Biochemistry and Physiology841BFIS
1MasterDentistry4 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English52
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The student must get approval at all program content having atributed ECTS.
The course has 4 ECTS atributed, corresponding to the theoretical/theoretical-pratical componente (2 ECTS) and the remaining 2 ECTS atributed to the lab component.
Metabolism: carbohydrate metabolism; lipid metabolism; amino acid metabolism; metabolic interrelationships. Digestion and gastrointestinal absorption. Endocrine system.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The syllabus comprising the curricular unit will meet the requirements that are set out in the objectives, and it provides students with the necessary lessons (concepts, techniques, methodologies) to be able to achieve the objectives set out above.
All information provided aims to sensitize students to the importance of: Metabolism of the main biomolecules; Gastrointestinal digestion and absorption; Endocrine system.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The methodologies used are lecture, inductive and deductive methods. Also the methodology is used for educational simulation, this is the teaching/learning process is performed in conditions close to laboratory reality. Students will solve practical cases, which are similar to situations they will have in your professional life, which will, using various analytical techniques, develop their critical spirit.
The evaluation of the course includes, in addition to continuous assessment, student lab performance.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The objectives of the curricular unit are achieved by the use of the methodology referred since the expository component provides guidance on the systematic study and the practice exercitation promotes the practical application of concepts and theories studied within the curricular unit. In addition, the use of a set of materials study purposely created, as well as support sessions to clarification of doubts and activities for knowledge assessment, allow a high level of fit between the methodologies and objectives of the curricular unit. The adoption of the proposed methodologies will enable students to: acquire knowledge; discover working methods to be used; take professional behaviors, to detect the importance of activity in a laboratory context; apply knowledge in new situations, or raise an ongoing discussion in classes
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