Study plan Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Sciences

Basic skills

  • Students must have and understand knowledge of an area of study built on the basis of general secondary education, and while it relies on some advanced textbooks it also includes some aspects coming from the forefront of its field of study.
  • Students must be capable of applying their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and they should have building arguments and problem resolution skills within their area of study.
  • Students must be capable of collecting and interpreting relevant data (usually within their area of study) in order to make statements that reflect social, scientific or ethical relevant issues.
  • Students must be capable of communicating information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Students must develop the necessary learning skills to undertake further training with a high degree of autonomy.

Specific skills

  • Display knowledge of the basic life processes on several levels of organisation: molecular, cellular, tissues, organs, individual and populations.
  • Describe biomedical problems in terms of causes, mechanisms and treatments.
  • Display theoretical and practical knowledge of the major molecular and cellular bases of human and animal pathologies.
  • Display knowledge of the bases and elements applicable to the development and validation of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
  • Display knowledge of the concepts and language of biomedical sciences in order to follow biomedical literature correctly.
  • Apply knowledge acquired to the planning and implementation of research, development and innovation projects in a biomedical research laboratory, a clinical department laboratory or the biomedical industry.
  • Plan and implement laboratory analysis experiments and procedures belonging to the biomedical field.
  • Read and critically analyse original and review papers on biomedical issues and assess and choose the appropriate methodological descriptions for biomedical laboratory research work.
  • Use bioinformatic tools, databases and methods for analysing experimental data.
  • Present the objectives, development and findings of a biomedical research/innovation project, orally or in writing, to an expert or non-expert audience.
  • Display knowledge of the scientific bases of diagnostic techniques in biomedicine.
  • Apply knowledge of biomedical technologies to the description of phenomena or problems in human or animal biology, with regard to their causes, mechanisms and treatment.
  • Display knowledge of engineering methodologies in nanotechnology and electronics with the aim of applying them to biomedicine.
  • Display understanding of the principles and the applications of imaging technology and the applications of radiation to biotechnology.
  • Display knowledge of techniques related to genetic and reproductive technologies.

Transversal skills

  • Work as part of a group with members of other professions, understanding their viewpoint and establishing a constructive collaboration.
  • Contribute to public discussions on cultural matters.
  • Identify and understand the advances and challenges of research.
  • Develop independent learning habits and motivation to continue training at postgraduate level.
  • Show respect for the ethical and legal aspects of research and professional activities.
  • Develop scientific knowledge, critical reasoning and creativity.