Public University of Navarre



Castellano | Academic year: 2022/2023 | Previous academic years:  2021/2022  |  2020/2021 
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 506206 Subject title: ORGANOGRAPHY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF LIVING ORGANISMS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Mandatory Year: 2 Period: 1º S
Department: Ciencias
Lecturers
MORAN JUEZ, JOSE FERNANDO   [Mentoring] SARRIES MARTINEZ, MARÍA VICTORIA (Resp)   [Mentoring]

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Module/Subject matter

Molecular and physiological  principles of biotechnology / Principles of microbiology and physiology

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General proficiencies

CB1 - Students should have exhibited knowledge and comprehension in an area of study that starts at the basis of general secondary education, which is generally at a level that, while it is supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge taken from the forefront of their field of study.

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Specific proficiencies

  • CG2 -To be able to express, discuss and provide adequate arguments about the aspects of the degree, propose new questions, integrate them into the appropriate context and generate an advance in scientific and professional knowledge. 

  • CG3 -To have experimental and analytical skills to work with autonomy in a laboratory being able to set up experiments and to describe, analyze, assess and interpret and understand the obtained information in order to propose alternative and novel solutions to known and/or emerging problems. 

  • CE6 - To control the molecular, cellular, physiological, genetic and inheritance of genes that define the structure, functionality and integration of living organisms and their interaction with the natural environment.

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Learning outcomes

  • RA5. To integrate the molecular, cellular and physiological background at the cellular level for the functionality and the integration of pluricellular organisms. 

  • RA6. To understand the main processes of animal and human physiology, integrating the functioning of tissues and organs and the signaling systems at the organism level 

  • RA7. To understand the main processes of plant physiology, integrating the functioning of tissues and organs and signaling systems at the organism level 

  • RA8 To understand the main processes of plant physiology, by integrating the functionality of tissues and organs with the signal systems at the organism level

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Methodology

Metodology - Activity 

Attendance 

Self-study 

A-1 Exposition/ Participative classes 

26 

 

A-2 Practical classes 

30 

 

A-4 Group work / projects 

 

25 

A-5 Individual practice and study time 

 

63 

A-6 Tutorials 

 

2 

A-7 Exams and evaluation activities 

4 

 

Total 

60 

90 

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Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies

Competencies 

Formative activities 

CG2-CB1-CE6 

A-1 ExpositionParticipative classes 

CG2-CG3-CB1 

A-2 Practical classes 

CG2-CG3-CB1-CE6 

A-4 Group work / projects 

CG2-CB1-CE6 

A-5 Individual practice and study time 

CG2-CB1 

A6 Tutorials 

CG2-CB1-CE6 

A-7 Exams and evaluation activities 

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Languages

English

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Evaluation

 

Learning
outcome
Assessment
activity
Weight (%) It allows
test resit
Minimum
required grade
RA5, RA6, RA7, RA8 Individual written test 50* YES 5
RA5, RA6, RA7, RA8 Oral presentations. Group Project  30 NO 0
RA5, RA6, RA7, RA8 Tests and individual reports of experimental work 20 NO 0

If the student did not get the minimum grade to weigh in any of the activities, the grade of the subject would be 4.9 out of 10 at most (fail). 

  * The exams include the concepts acquired and a minimum passing score of 5 over 10 is required in both animal physiology and plant physiology and organography. Students with scores lower than 5 over 10 need to take a recovery exam
Multiple written tests will be taken throughout the semester to allow an ongoing assessment of student progress. In case of switching to a virtual teaching mode, these tests will be performed with the "Exams" tool in Miaulario. Individual and group assignments throughout the semester can be submitted online

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Contents

Animal and human physiology. Plant physiology.  Functionality of tissues and organs. Mechanisms of Signalization. Development and reaction to the environment. Reproduction

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Agenda

Unit 1. Introduction to Physiology. Concept of Physiology. Structure and systems of the animal organism. Homeostasis. Medium internal and organic liquids. Control systems

Unit 2. Physiology of excitable tissues. Physiology of the Nervous System Potential of Membrane. Potential of action. Conduction and transmission of nerve impulses Synapses.

Unit 3. Physiology of the muscular system Skeletal muscle contraction

Unit 4. Physiology of the endocrine system. General mechanisms of the endocrine system Endocrine glands

Unit 5. Physiology of the reproduction. Physiology of the masculine reproductive system. Physiology of the feminine reproductive system. Reproductive cycles. Gestation, birth and lactation.

Unit 6. Regulation of reproduction. Hormones involved in reproductive physiology, in gestation and lactation

Unit 7. Nutrition and digestion. Nutrition. Nutritional requirements. Regulation of intake. Digestion. Physiology and digestion control

Unit 8. Anatomy and structure of the plant's vegetative structure. Anatomy and structure of root, stem and leaves. Development of the organism vegetative. Primary growth. Secondary growth.

Unit 9 Reproductive biology. Structure of flower, seed and fruit. Vegetative and sexual reproduction. Development of the plant structure.

Unit 10 Energy metabolism: photosynthesis and respiration. The light, the photosynthetic pigments and the photosystems. Reactions luminous, CO2 assimilation. The photorespiration. C4 plants and CAM plants. Transport of photo-assimilated products. Factors affecting the photosynthesis. Respiration in plants. Stages of respiration. Respiration insensitive to cyanide. Energy balance of the respiration.

Unit 11. The water in the plants. Importance and properties of water. The water potential. The water flow. Transpiration. Absorption and nutrient transport.

Unit 12. Mineral nutrition. Essential mineral elements. Absorption and transport of mineral elements throughout the plant. Mobility. Mineral nutrition and growth. Deficiencies in essential elements

Unit 13. Growth and development. Plant Hormones: Auxins, Gibberellins, Cytokinins, Ethylene, Abscisic Acid and other compounds with hormonal activity. Photomorphogenesis. Photoperiodism and Vernalization.

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Experimental practice program

Animal Physiology
Study of blood pressure and cardiac cycle
Histology and physiology of muscle and nerve
Group work on physiology topics
Tests for protein properties
Semen contrast

Plant Organography

Plant histology I Plant histology II Plant organography Seed viability. In vivo measurement of NRase activity.

 

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Bibliography

Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.


Electronic books

Animal Physiology

- Anatomy and Physiology. Patton, Kevin T.; Thibodeau, Gary A.  Elsevier 2013 ISBN number:9788490221082, ISBN number:9788490223963

- Guyton y Hall: Medical Physiology(12a. ed.) Guyton, Arthur C.; Hall, John E.  Elsevier Health Sciences Spain - T  2011. ISBN number:9788480868198, ISBN number:9788480865494

 

Plant physiology and organography

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants

Bob B. Buchanan, Wilhelm Gruissem, Russell L. Jones, and Kathleen Vickers

https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/upnasp-ebooks/detail.action?docID=4035886

 

Plant Physiology, Development and Metabolism / by Satish C Bhatla, Manju A. Lal. 

Bhatla, Satish C.

Editorial: Singapore : Springer Singapore : Imprint: Springer, 2018.

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-981-13-2023-1

 

Teaching Tools in Plant Biology: Lecture Notes. The Plant Cell (online),

http://www.plantcell.org/content/teaching-tools-plant-biology

 

Biological science / Scott Freeman ... [et al.].6th ed., global ed. Harlow (England) : Pearson Education, [2017]

ISBN: 978-1-292-16508-0 (electrónico)

https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/upnasp-ebooks/detail.action?docID=5186447

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Location

Aulariolaboratories and facilities at the Campus Arrosadía (Pamplona). 

 

The specific places where each of the activities take place will be published at the beginning of the year.

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