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University Master's Degree in Medical Chemistry

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Curriculum Summary

Each subject can be checked from the tables organised by academic year and optional subjects. Each subject contains the course description and all relevant information.

 

MASTER'S DEGREE COURSE - CREDITS AND SUBJECTS

 
Type of subject Credits
Compulsory (OB) 35
Optional Routes (MOI) 22-33
Optional Free Elective Modules (MOLE)(See Appendix I) 0-8
Master's Degree Final Project (OB) 15
TOTAL CREDITS   60
 


 
   DISTRIBUTION OF SUBJECTS BY MODULE  
 

FIRST SEMESTER 30 ECTS

SECOND SEMESTER 30 ECTS

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

PATENTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT(SPIN-OFF)

OB

3

MASTER’S FINAL PROJECT

OB

15

BIOSCIENCE SEMINARS

OB

2

DOCUMENTATION, COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION IN THE BIOSCIENCES

OB

3

EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES

OB

3

IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNIQUES AND SIGNAL ANALYSIS IN THE BIOSCIENCES

OB

3

SOCIAL, ETHICAL AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS IN BIOMEDICINE AND LIFE TECHNOLOGIES

OB

1

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

OP

15

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

OP

15

 

OPTIONAL ROUTE SUBJECTS (MOI)

SUBJECT

TYPE

ECTS

SEMESTER

BIOORGANIC TRANSFORMATION

OP

3

1

SYNTHESIS OF ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS

OP

3

1

ASYMMETRIC SYNTHESIS METHODOLOGIES

OP

2

1

SOLID STATE SYNTHESIS, COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY ANALYSIS

OP

3

1

ADVANCED ORGANIC MATERIALS

OP

3

1

PHARMACOLOGICAL BASES FOR THE DESIGN OF NEW DRUGS

OP

4

1

BIORGANIC ANALYSIS WITH MASS SPECTROMETRY

OP

3

2

ASYMMETRIC ANALYSIS: ORGANOCATALYSIS AND METAL CATALYSIS

OP

4

2

THE CELL FACTORY: ENGINEERING AND PHARMACOGNOSY OF NATURAL BIOACTIVE PRODUCTS

OP

4

2

INDUSTRIAL PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

OP

3

2

ADVANCED NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE

OP

3

2

 

APPENDIX I: BIOMEDICINE AND LIFE TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAMME

The University Master’s Degree in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Alicante forms part of a common postgraduate training programme in Biomedicine and Life Technologies, coordinated by the Faculty of Science. This programme in Biomedicine and Life Technologies has been implemented in response to the need for recent graduates in Science and Health Sciences to specialise by extending  their knowledge and skills and to acquire training which will equip them to study on doctorate programmes. Postgraduate studies should be characterised by quality and sustainability, in accordance with the educational, scientific and social objectives of a public institution.  In addition, this Master’s degree programme benefits from the resources available at the University of Alicante which include ample infrastructure as well as the multidisciplinary possibilities offered by the Faculty of Science, namely course programmes in the areas of Science and Health Sciences. The present course proposal consists of a common programme for the three Master’s Degree courses related to Biomedicine and Life Technologies.  These Master’s Degrees, which share a coherent, inter-related structure, include “Biomedicine”, “Biotechnology for Health and Sustainability”, and “Medicinal Chemistry” . The ultimate aim is to provide extensive and attractive training, characterised by excellence and aimed at a diverse group of students who nevertheless share a common interest in the different aspects of biomedicine and life technologies, a field of enormous scientific and social importance today.

The 15 credits of compulsory subjects are common to the four masters that make up the training program. Whereupon, an advantage for the student because in case you want to pursue a second master these 15 credits would common and validated.

Since the Master’s Degree in Medicinal Chemistry forms part of the Postgraduate Training Programme in Biomedicine and Life Technologies, the course contains a final free elective block (maximum 8 credits) from which students may choose subjects related to the area of Medicinal Chemistry (after consultation with the their academic tutor): the free elective Biomedicine module, the free elective Biotechnology module and the free elective Clinical Optometry and Vision module,

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING PROGRAMME IN BIOMEDICINEAND LIFE TECHNOLOGIES (MOLE)

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SUBJECT

ECTS

SUBJECT

ECTS

FREE ELECTIVE MODULE: BIOTECHNOLOGY

THE BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

8

STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF PROTEINS

2

FUNCTIONAL PROTEOMICS AND GENOMICS

2

MOLECULAR MARKERS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN THE LIFE SCIENCES

2

MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY

2

GENE SIGNALLING AND REGULATION

2

GENETIC MODIFICATION OF ORGANISMS

2

PROTEIN ENGINEERING AND MOLECULAR DESIGN

2

AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

2

THE BIOTECHNOLOGY OF FOOD

2

ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

2

FREE ELECTIVE MODULE: BIOMEDICINE

ADVANCES IN NEUROSCIENCE

2

INTRA- AND INTERCELLULAR SIGNALLING

2

BASIC RESEARCH MODELS IN THE STUDY OF DISEASE: NEURODEGENERATIVE RETINAL DISEASE

3

BASIC RESEARCH MODELS IN THE STUDY OF DISEASE: FROM BIOPHYSICS TO IONIC CHANNEL PATHOLOGY

3

STEM CELLS AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

2

HUMAN GENETICS: GENETIC DIAGNOSIS AND ASSISTED REPRODUCTION

3

EXPERIMENTATION WITH ANIMAL MODELS

1

NUTRITION IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS

2

FUNCTIONAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES

2

CLINICAL AUDIOLOGY

2

INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR MOLECULAR ANALYSIS AND DIAGNOSTICS

3

ADVANCES IN CELLULAR AND TISSULAR TECHNIQUES

2

CLINICAL ANALYSES: BIOCHEMISTS AND MICROBIOLOGISTS

2

CLINICAL OPTOMETRY PROCEDURES

3

VISION REHABILITATION

6

ADVANCED VISUAL OPTICS

6

ADVANCED CONTACTOLOGY

3

CLINICAL STRABISMUS

3

NEW TECHNIQUES IN VISUAL COMPENSATION

6

ADVANCED VISUAL ERGONOMICS

3

 

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Timetables and examination calendars

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Competences

 

 

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Mobility and exhange programmes

The Faculty of Sciences, along with the UA International & Mobility Programmes Office, manages a comprehensive mobility programme with actions covering the following objectives:

  • Encouraging the University of Alicante's internationalisation actions to promote the mobility of the University members.
  • Promoting the learning of languages for teaching and research purposes.
  • Boosting the students' training at other national and international universities (Programmes: SICUE/SENECA; DRAC; ERASMUS + ; NON-EUROPEAN MOBILITY).
  • Allowing university students to perform work placements at foreign companies and, thus, improving their qualifications (Programmes: LEONARDO DA VINCI; IAESTE).

Stays at other universities, either nationwide or abroad, are included in the framework of an agreement signed between the University of Alicante and the corresponding host university.

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Work experience

The Faculty of Sciences manages a work placement programme aimed at students who have successfully passed 50% of undergraduate credits and/or meet the requirements stated on their syllabi. The main goals of such work placements are the following:

  • Allowing students to apply and complement the knowledge acquired in their academic training to pre-professional activities to be developed at collaborating companies and thus, promoting the acquisition of the skills that will be required for their professional activity and that will help them find job opportunities and boost their entreprenurial capacity.
  • Linking the needs of the job market to the University training activities.

Internships will be developed within the context of an agreement signed between the University of Alicante and each of the public and private institutions and companies.

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Final-Year Master's degree Project

All official Master's degree courses will be completed with the preparation and public defence of a Master's Final Project (MFP), which must be carried out in the final phase of the study programme and focused on the evaluation of the Master’s content.

The MFP will be an original, self-reliant and individual work, which may also be coordinated, in which case each student will carry it out under the guidance of a tutor who will allow the student integrate all the content and the skills acquired associated with the Master’s degree.

The tutor’s task will consist of guiding, advising and planning student activities, monitoring the activities during the period that they carried out the project, and collaborating in everything that allows for a good achievement.

The MFP can be organised in several experimental and academic modalities, depending on the Master’s content, as well as on its professional, research and academic approach.

The assignment of the work proposed by the departments and that requested by the students will be carried out in accordance with the procedure established by the School Board.

Through the platform established for this purpose, students may choose one of the MFP offered by the departments. In addition, each student may propose a topic of their own.

The registration for the MFP will be completed within the deadlines established by the University of Alicante each academic year.

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Credit recognition and transfer

Credit Recognition is the approval by a university of those credits which, having been obtained in other official degrees, in the same or another university, are counted for the purpose of obtaining an official degree in other universities. In other words, it is the acceptance of subjects passed in university studies when the student begins a new degree. The term of "recognition" has replaced the old concept of validation/adaptation.

Credit Transfer refers to the process of including, in the student record and in all official academic documents accrediting the courses taken by each student, all the credits obtained in official courses taken previously in the same or another university, which have not led to the awarding of an official degree.

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Master's degree coordinators

The University of Alicante’s AUDIT programme has been certified for all its centres. For this reason, the Polytechnic School (EPS) has implemented an Internal Quality Assurance System to manage vertical and horizontal teaching coordination in all its degree programmes.

The Quality Assurance System at the EPS includes, among others, the following committees:

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Applicable regulations

 

Continuation of Studies for Master’s degrees

The University of Alicante Social Council approved a new regulation on the continuation of Master’s studies, dated May 29, 2018 (BOUA 5-6-18), in accordance with a new teaching/learning model focused on students, within the philosophy of the European Higher Education Area. 

 

Assessment of learning outcomes

The UA Governing Council has issued regulations on assessment and marking procedures and criteria, programmes and examination sessions, publication of marks, the mark review and complaint procedure (where appropriate), and completion and modification of final mark records.

These regulations bring teaching planning criteria in line with the continuous assessment system implemented in current UA official degrees, and combine and update previous regulations.

The most relevant measures are:

  • Continuous assessment, which as a general rule will be the applicable assessment system.
  • Alternative assessment systems are available for students eligible for curriculum adjustments.
  • Assessment criteria will be public and objective. Prior to the registration periods, they will be included in the course description of all subjects and cannot be modified during the academic year without due cause.
  • Course descriptions will contain a list of assessment activities and specify which can be retaken or resubmitted and which cannot.
  • There are two assessment periods: a regular examination session and a resit session, as per the academic year calendar.
  • The final examination schedule can be modified only in cases of force majeure. The final examination dates of all subjects will be known before the registration periods. The place will be published at least 30 days in advance.
  • Marks will be numerical, on a scale of 0 to 10, with one decimal place. A distinction with honours may be awarded to students having achieved a mark of 9 or higher. In each subject, up to 5% of enrolled students may receive a distinction with honours (maximum 1 student for subjects with up to 20 students).
  • Results of partial and final examinations will be published on UACloud (for partial examinations, within 30 calendar days; for final examinations, within the time frame set out in the academic calendar). In the case of final examinations, the place, date and time of the examination review will be published at least 48 hours in advance.
  • The mark review and complaint procedure is introduced.
  • Learning outcomes regulations (Official Journal of the University of Alicante, 09/12/2015) [pdf in spanish].

 

For further information on learning outcomes, please refer to the following documents:

 

What are curriculum adjustments? Who can request them?

Curriculum adjustments are academic and technical actions that, at a student's request, can be implemented in order to help the student take full advantage of the academic year and facilitate admission and continuation of studies. Curriculum adjustment management will be based on the principles of confidentiality and privacy.

Students eligible for curriculum adjustments are divided into two categories:

  • First category. Students who provide proof that they have at least 33% physical, sensory or mental disability and students with specific educational needs due to health conditions, whether congenital or acquired.
  • Second category. Students who provide proof that they are elite, high-level or university athletes. Victims of gender-based violence. Students who have recently given birth, adopted or fostered children. Students in charge of children less than 3 years old or caring for dependent family members. Students whose working hours are incompatible with attending classes. Members of UA governing bodies, participants in tournaments or cultural or academic activities as UA representatives, and participants in mobility programmes.

Adjustment applications must be submitted two weeks before the start of the academic year or semester. As an exception, applications due to unexpected circumstances may be submitted anytime.

Applications of first-category students will be submitted to the Student Support Centre. Applications of second-category students will be addressed to the centre (faculty/polytechnic school).

Adjustments may fall into either of the two following categories:

  • In-class support, concerning adjustments in relation to materials, lighting/sound quality in the classroom, work placements or academic contents, or use of alternative or complementary communication systems. Excused absences (maximum 25% of lessons per subject) may also fall into this category.
  • Examination-related adjustments. This category includes extending the time available for completing the exam or using alternative communication systems to transcribe the exam.

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Faculty/School

Faculty of Science

E-mail: facu.ciencies@ua.es

Web:  https://ciencias.ua.es/en/

Phone  : (+34) 96 590 3557 / (+34) 965 90 34 00 - ext. 3284

Fax : (+34) 96 590 3781

 

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