The objective of this curricular unit is to teach the fundamentals of bioelectricity, especially the electrical properties of nervous cells on the formation,propagation and transmission of the nervous impulse and other excitable cells namely sensory and muscle cells.In addition this curricular unit is also intended to provide students with an overview of the current state of knowledge concerning the main approached subjects and their physical correspondents.Other aim is that students develop their ability to do research and communicate orally and in writing. Generic competences:Competences in analysis and summary.Competences in organization and planning.Competences in oral and written communication.Knowledge of a foreign language. Knowledge of informatics concerning this field of study.Competences to solve problems. Use of the internet as a means of communication and source of information.Competences in critical thinking.Competences in autonomous learning.Competences to do research.
Generic skills to reach
. Competence in analysis and synthesis; . Competence in organization and planning; . Competence in oral and written communication; . Competence to solve problems; . Critical thinking; . Knowledge of a foreign language; . Computer Skills for the scope of the study; . Using the internet as a communication medium and information source; . Competence in autonomous learning; . Research skills; (by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours
Synthesis work thesis
assessment implementation in 20142015 Assessment Oral presentation of the summary assignment : 10.0% Synthesis work: 10.0% Exam: 80.0%
Bibliography of reference
JOHNSTON, Daniel;WU,Samuel M.-S.- Foundations of Cellular Neurophysiology Cambridge, Massachusetts,The MIT Press,1995,676 p.ISBN 0-262-10053-3 HILLE,Bertil-Ionic Channels of Excitable Membranes 3ª ed. Sinauer Associates,Inc.,Massachusetts,2001,841 p.ISBN 0-87893-321-2 FAIN,Gordon L.-Molecular and Cellular Physiology of Neurons Cambridge,Massachusetts,Harvard University Press,1999,693 p.ISBN 0-674-58155-5 HOPPE, Walter; LOHMANN, Wolfgang; MARKL, Hubert, ZIEGLER, Hubert,Eds. Biophysics. Berlin,Springer-Verlag,1983,941 p.ISBN 3-540-12083-1
Theoretical classes mainly using audio-visual media and tutorial classes will be delivered. In these classes the themes of the summary assignments and their specific characteristics will be established. In addition, methods of study and methods for the presentation of the assignments will be discussed including the acquisition and reading of the bibliography and the computer tools to be used.