Checking date: 23/05/2023

Course: 2024/2025

Cytology and Histology
Bachelor in Sciences (Plan: 453 - Estudio: 368)

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Department assigned to the subject: Bioengineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Skills and learning outcomes
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Description of contents: programme
Cell membrane. Cytoskeleton. Nucleus and flow of genetic information. Cell organelles. Types of tissues. Epithelia. Connective tissue. Adipose tissue. Cartilaginous tissue. Bone tissue. Blood. Striated muscle tissue: cardiac and skeletal. Smooth muscle tissue. Muscle tissue.
Learning activities and methodology
TRAINING ACTIVITIES Lectures: these are systematic and orderly expository sessions of the subject's syllabus and selected problems are solved in detail to exemplify the implementation of the theoretical contents. The objective is for students to acquire the specific competences of each subject. 210 hours, 100% attendance. Practical classes in the classroom: in these sessions, students work on the applications of the contents of the subjects, including numerical examples, case analysis, data search, directed work, gamification sessions, etc. The objective is to show students how to act. 50 hours, 100% attendance. Practical laboratory classes and practices with computer media: students will carry out supervised experimental or computational work in specialized laboratories in which they will put into practice the theoretical knowledge acquired in the different subjects and learn to work safely in the laboratory. 150 hours, 100% attendance. Individual and/or small group tutorials: this is a personalized attention to students, in person and where a professor attends, facilitates and guides one or more students in the training process. They allow the teacher a more individualized follow-up of each student's learning. 20 hours, 100% attendance. Evaluation tests. 20 hours, 100% attendance. Group study and work: consists of the preparation of seminars, problems, exercises, readings, data collection and analysis, etc. to be presented or delivered in class by students working in groups, so that they acquire the ability to work as a team and learn through interaction with their peers. 190 hours. Study and individual autonomous work to develop self-learning skills. It includes the same activities of the group work, but carried out individually. It also includes personal study (preparing exams, complementary readings, doing problems and exercises), which is fundamental for autonomous learning. 240 hours: online tasks using information and communication technologies, in order for students to acquire competencies in these technologies, in addition to those of the subject. 50 hours. Preparation of reports, writing of practical reports (laboratory, field, computer), writing of papers on current issues related to the development and applications of science and technology, etc. 120 hours. TEACHING METHODOLOGIES Expository method: oral presentations by the teacher supported, if necessary, with computer material (PowerPoint, videos, etc.). They provide the transmission of knowledge and activation of cognitive processes in the student. Problem-based learning: development of active learning through problem solving, which confronts students with new situations in which they have to search for information and apply new knowledge to solve problems. Cooperative learning: fosters the development of autonomous learning through collaboration among peers.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Extraordinary call: regulations

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.