Undergraduate Programme in Biochemistry

Education

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 2017/2018 academic year

Vacancies:

100 (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