Checking date: 28/04/2017

Course: 2019/2020

Beginners biomedicine
Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering

Type: Courses of humanities
ECTS Credits: 2.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
No specific requirements.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
It is expected that students acquire basic biomedical knowledge to enable it to develop as a critical attitude to the advances that appear on the media daily. The aim of the subject is that students can understand the basics of the experiments that have been the foundation of modern biology. Tissue engineering, stem cells and new concepts of genetic and epigenetic be reviewed and discussed with intent to provide students a current scientific-technological vision.
Description of contents: programme
1. Genetic for beginners 2. Gene therapy 3. Cell therapy 4. ¿Designer baby¿: selection of embryos / the umbilical cord 5. Organ transplants from living donors and cadavers. 6. Transplant of Bioengineering -Organ. The bicentennial man
Learning activities and methodology
In classes, in addition to the teacher's presentation, there will be discussions around the concepts presented, proposed either by the teacher and / or the students. In addition, the professor will propose exercises to be solved by the students. The tutoring schedule will tell you the first day of class.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • Albert. Molecular biology of the cell. Garland, 5 th edition.

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.