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Physics Applied to Biology

Purpose

Physics applied to biology provides the basics of physics that are relevant in biological processes. In addition, it is designed so that students acquire the experimental scientific method: observation, measurement and analysis. It also provides skills related to basic laboratory techniques and scientific literature. As this is a fundamental subject in the Degree of Biology, it helps to strengthen the fundamental training of biologists, interrelate different areas of knowledge which are of interest in Biology, complements the specific training of a biologist with a broader view of scientific knowledge.

Professional profile

  • Industry
  • Universitary and non-universitary teaching
  • Research
  • Scientific dissemination

Recommendations to students

Basic knowledge of physics and mathematics usually given in the scientific-technological profile of High Schools.

Goals

  • General
    • Show the need of physics for understanding the biological processes
    • Assimilate the main concepts of physics and their implementation into models assessing their usefulness in Biology.
    • Solve physical problems qualitatively and quantitatively assessing the level of precision required in each case.
    • Develop adequate skills related with the scientific method
    • Motivate independent learning of new knowledge and techniques.
  • Specific
    • Application of acquired knowledge into practice
    • Visualization and interpretation solutions
    • Rigorous and clear expression
    • Logical reasoning and error identification procedures
  • Skills
    • Critical thinking
    • Skills for self-employment
    • Skills in the use of information technology and computer basic tools