IDENTIFYING DATA 2007_08
Subject Code 205141213
Study programme
Enginyeria Ambiental (2006)
Cycle 2nd
Descriptors Credits Type Year Period
3 Optativa Only annual
Language
Department Enginyeria Mecànica
Enginyeria Química
Coordinator
KATAKIS ., IOANNIS DAIDALOS
E-mail ioanis.katakis@urv.cat
Lecturers
KATAKIS ., IOANNIS DAIDALOS
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Relevant information This course has the overall objective to normalise the exposure of students that follow the Life Sciences module of the programme with respect to their knowledge of Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, and Biochemical Engineering. It therefore is given in a modular way to suit students with different backgrounds and different plans for their future.

Competences
Type A Code Competences Specific
  Common
  Professional
  Research
Type B Code Competences Transversal
  Common
Type C Code Competences Nuclear
  Common

Learning aims
Objectives Competences
1. Speak a common language with experts in Biochemical Engineering so that he can set goals for feasible projects and products based on advanced notions of generics and molecular biology.
2. Envisage and plan time and effort required in any product development effort requiring the use of biotechnology and bioprocess technology.
3. Apply genetics and molecular biology principles to bioprocess design.
4. Apply quantitative principles to the analysis of biomedical and celular processes.
5. Develop innovative ideas and design processes and services that take advantage of potential of biochemical technology.
6. Apply legal, ethical, and financial principles to the analysis of the appropriateness of a given biotechnological process or product.

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
1. The molecules of life and micro organisms. Structure and function.
2. Enzyme kinetics. Heterogeneous systems. Uses of enzymes.
3. Metabolism and kinetics of micro organism growth.
4. Genetic Engineering. Micro organism transformation.
5. Bioreactor design and bioseparations.
6. The Biotechnology of a cleaner environment.
7. Mammalian cells and products.
8. Biomedical Applications.
9. The future of Bioengineering.
10. Ethical and Financial Issues in Biochemical Engineering.

Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Competences (*) Class hours Hours outside the classroom (**) Total hours
Introductory activities
0 0 0
 
Lecture
0 0 0
Problem solving, classroom exercises
0 0 0
 
Personal tuition
0 0 0
 
Practical tests
0 0 0
 
(*) On e-learning, hours of virtual attendance of the teacher.
(**) The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies   ::  Guia de metodologies docents
  Description
Introductory activities
Lecture Expositive classes.
Problem solving, classroom exercises Group problems.

Personalized attention
 
Description

Assessment
  Description Weight
Problem solving, classroom exercises Activitats en grup. 25%
Practical tests Prova parcial (25%).

Prova final (50%).
75%
 
Other comments and second call

Sources of information

Basic
  • J.E. Bailey, D.F. Ollis, "Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals" McGraw Hill, Inc., Second Edition, 1986.
  • Current and older research literature distributed by the professor.
  • Literature related to the projects to be undertaken.
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