Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences - UAH - Graduate studies
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Basic information

Objectives

Graduates in Health Biology will have a basic, applied and broad-based scientific training in biological disciplines related to the Health Sciences, providing them with an understanding of how the human body works and the ability to study and manage health and illness. Areas of great interest at present, such as cancer, stem cells, assisted reproduction, the human genome, genomics and proteomics, neurobiology, and other issues within the field of biomedicine are covered on this course.

The application of these and other related contents in the field of biotechnology, pharmaceutical industry, the agro-food industry, clinical analyses, environmental analyses, epidemiologic studies, etc. are also included. Students will learn how to use the appropriate methods and techniques for this type of studies that are widely used in laboratories.

Competences

Students will be able to carry out cytological and histological analyses, biochemical, genetic, microbiologic, parasitological and immunologic studies; as well as analyses of abnormal biochemical, cellular and microbiological parameters in blood and urine; study and characterise human and animal samples; isolate and cultivate pathogenic organisms, and apply all their experimental knowledge to preventing and solving public health problems.

They must be capable of working in a laboratory, taking into account safety and handling conditions, quality control, bio-sanitary waste management, including recording these activities.

Structure and credits

SUBJECT TYPE ECTS
Basic training (B) 66,0
Obligatory (Ob) 102,0
Optional (Opt) 60,0
Degree Final Project (Ob) 12,0
TOTAL CREDITS 240,0

Student profile

Students of this degree should be interested in biological disciplines related to health, such as: cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, physiology, immunology, parasitology, as well as interrelations between humans and other living beings and the consequences of the latter on human health and welfare.

Professional opportunities and officially regulated professions

The degree in Health Biology aims to produce graduates equipped to work professionally in the following fields: biomedical research, clinical laboratories, the pharmacological industry, the biotechnology industry, the agriculture and food industries, nutrition and dietetics, human health and welfare. Graduates can also work professionally develop their career in the field of academic training if this is their objective or vocation.

First academic year taught

Course 2009/10 FIRST YEAR
Course 2010/11 FIRST AND SECOND YEAR
Course 2011/12 FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD YEAR
Course 2012/13 FIRST, SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH YEAR

Academic Staff

Information leaflet

More information

  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences
  • Official State Bulletin publication date: 23/03/2010
  • Official State Bulletin modification date: 09/07/2010
  • Number of places available: 100
  • Type of teaching: CLASSROOM
  • Language of instruction: SPANISH
  • First Academic year taught: 2009-10