Subject

Biology of Caregiving

  • code 07884
  • course 1
  • term Semester 1
  • type FB
  • credits 6

Module: Health Sciences Module

Matter: Biology

Main language of instruction: Spanish

Other languages of instruction: English

Timetable
  TU 10:00 12:00 
  TH 10:00 12:00 
  FR 12:00 14:00 

Teaching staff

Head instructor

Dr. Miguel BAENA - mbaena@uic.es

Office hours

Arrange a visit with teachers via email.

Introduction

The Biology Care course contains three main parts. The first part is dedicated to the knowledge of the organization of the eukaryotic animal cell and its major processes of the transformation of energy and synthesis of organic molecules. This study is absolutely necessary to understand the normal function of the human organism and thus know the mechanisms and the molecular and cellular basis of many diseases.

Another group of issues concern the study of microorganisms, including viruses and bacteria. This study is necessary to understand the etiology of infectious diseases, prevention methods and clinical analysis of biological samples.

Finally, the third part focuses on the nutritional needs of healthy people and health problems throughout the life cycle, and how to promote and reinforce the correct eating behaviors, identify nutrients and foods within these healthy eating habits, recognize the most prevalent nutritional problems and select the appropriate dietary recommendations.

The different classes will be given by the following teachers:

Miguel Baena (mbaena@uic.es)(coordinator)

Javier Jimenez (jjimenez@uic.es)

Eva Quandt (equandt@uic.es)

Elena Guedea (eguedea@quironsalud.es)

Pre-course requirements

Previous knowledge of high school level biology.

Objectives

The objectives of the course coincide with the degree; however, it is focused on the molecular and cellular aspects as well as the nutrition of the person:

  1. Learn how to assess and evaluate situations of persons at the level of molecular, cellular and nutritional needs, including their ability promote, restore, and maintain an ideal level of health.
  2. Interpret and apply nursing activities to medical practice, taking into account the clinical and nutritional information in order to promote, restore and maintain the optimal level of health.
  3. Select and incorporate knowledge of nursing and other health disciplines at the molecular, cellular and nutritional level, as well as be able to formulate appropriate nursing judgments.
  4. Learn, analyze and apply the research results in the fields of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Dietetics, in the practice of nursing.

Competencies

  • 6. E - Base nursing care on scientific evidence and available resources.
  • 9. E - Promote healthy lifestyles, self-care, as well as the maintenance of therapeutic and preventive behaviors.
  • 14. G - Establish mechanisms for evaluation, taking into account scientific, technical and quality standards.
  • 15. B - Work with the team of professionals as a basic unit in which uni or multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary professionals and other staff of health care are organized.
  • 19. B - Ability to make decisions based on critical thinking and reflective practice.
  • 22. G - Use and management of information and research
  • 25. E - Knowledge of the field of study
  • 29. B - Know the scientific terminology in another language (English).

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students should:

  • Know the structural and metabolic basis of eukaryotic cells and microorganisms.
  • Know the interactions between humans and microorganisms, and the role of these as etiologic agents of infectious diseases.
  • Know the biological and chemical bases of the methods of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases.
  • Know the chemical composition of foods.
  • Know the dietary and nutritional needs of different pathological situations.
  • Be familiar with the scientific method and promote reasoning and discussion of problems.
  • Know primary sources of information.
  • Have curiosity about the world that surrounds him.

Syllabus


Chapter 1 CARBOHYDRATES, LIPIDS AND PROTEINS

Chapter 2 MOLECULES AND MACROMOLECULES

Chapter 3 METABOLISM

Chapter 4 EUKARYOTIC CELLULAR STRUCTURES

Chapter 5 MOLECULAR GENETICS

Chapter 6 HERITAGE

Chapter 7 STEM CELLS AND CANCER

Chapter 8 MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES

Chapter 9 BIOLOGY: MICROBIOLOGY

Chapter 10 DEFENSE AGAINST INFECTIONS: IMMUNOLOGY

Chapter 11 MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

Chapter 12 WHEN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM FUNCTIONS POORLY

Chapter 13 BIOLOGY PRACTICE SESSIONS

Chapter 14 DIET AND GENERAL CONCEPTS

Chapter 15 HUMAN BODY NECESSITIES

Chapter 16 NUTRIENTS AND NUTRITIONAL BALANCE

Chapter 17 NUTRITION

Chapter 18 BALANCED DIET FOR ADULTS

Chapter 19 THERAPEUTIC DIETS

Chapter 20 ARTIFICIAL NUTRITION

Chapter 21 THEORETICAL PRACTICE SESSIONS IN NUTRITION

Teaching and learning activities

The contents of the course will be addressed using different methodologies:

  • Lecture: this session is addressed to the entire course. We will study the theorical contents of the subject.
  • Critical reading:  we will analyse the more recent bibliography relative to the theorical contents.
  • Cooperative learning: we will make practical exercices of calculation and diagnosis in groups and the results will be discussed in class.
  • Practical sessions: we will make 4 hours of practical  microbiology

 

Evaluation systems and criteria

  • The mark for the course will be calculated as follows: 70% corresponds to the final examination (60% from the content of the lectures and 10% from the content of the practice sessions), 20% is counted from the mid-term exam and 10% exercises.
  • The final exam will include the contents of all courses (Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, and Nutrition) as well as questions about the practice sessions. It will be mandatory to respond to 50% of the questions in each of the blocks (Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, and Nutrition). The exam will be marked accordingly: 1 point for each correct answer, - 0.25 points for every wrong answer)
  • Attendance to practice sessions is compulsory. In the final exam, there will be a block of questions from the content of these sessions. This block will be 10% of the exam mark. Those students who do not have valid excuses of absence in the practice sessions will not be able to complete this block of questions.
  • The mid-term exam will be 20% of the final mark as long as 5 out of 10 points has been obtained on the final examination.
  • The first make up exam will consist of a single theoretical exam about the contents of the lectures and practice sessions. Passing the resits have the same requirements as the first exam.
  • Students who fail the exam and/or the make up exam but have attended the practice sessions, do not have to attend the next courses if they do not see fit.
  • Honors registration will not be awarded to those who take make up exams

LEADERSHIP PROJECT

The final grade of this subject will be affected by the non-attendance to any of the 3 leadership tutorials of each semester in the following proportion: 0.5 points if missing in the 3 occasions; 0.4 points if you miss 2 tutorials and 0.3 if you miss 1 tutorial. This rule will apply to approved students and unca will be subject to suspension of the subject.

Bibliography and resources

1.- INTRODUCCION A LA BIOLOGIA CELULAR (Alberts, 3ª edición)
Alberts, B., et al.
Editorial Médica Panamericana. Madrid, 2011.

2.- PRINCIPIOS DE BIOQUIMICA (Lehninger, 5ª edición)
Nelson, D. L., Cox, M. M.
Ediciones Omega. Barcelona, 2009.

3.- BIOLOGIA DE LOS MICROORGANISMOS (Brock, 12ª edición)
Madigan, M. T., et al.
Pearson Educación. Madrid, 2009.

4.- NUTRICION Y BROMATOLOGIA
Kuklinski, C.
Editorial OMEGA       

5.- CONCEPTOS PRACTICOS EN NUTRICION ENTERAL Y PARENTERAL
Planas, M.
Ediciones MOZO.

Evaluation period

E: exam date | R: revision date | 1: first session | 2: second session:

  • E1 07/01/2020 10:00h
  • R1 23/01/2020 14:00h
  • E2 29/06/2020 08:00h
  • R2 06/07/2020 10:00h
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