Center where it is taught: Faculty of Biology Rúa Lope Gómez de Marzoa, s / n. South campus. 15782 Santiago de Compostela
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: Orde do 16/06/2020 (DOG do 1/07/2020)
Date of publication in the BOE:
Date of the last accreditation: 05/18/2020
Responsible for the title: Segura Iglesias, Antonio Luis
Degree coordinator: Salgado Castro, Francisco Javier
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: face-to-face
Study regime: full time / part time
Languages of use: Spanish GalicianInteruniversity degree: No
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsThe final objective of the Bachelor's Degree in Biology is the training of professionals who understand and know the complexity and diversity of living beings and their relationship with the environment in which they live, who study them at all levels of organization and from a perspective integrative. Therefore, the title of Graduate or Graduate in Biology that is the object of this report aims to provide (through the basic and compulsory training credits of the first three years) a solid training in the various subjects that make up the scientific knowledge of Biology , including the latest advancements in this ever-evolving science. In the fourth year there is the possibility of carrying out a more specialized training, with the inclusion of two mentions: Mention in Biosanitary Biology and Mention in Environmental Biology.
Basic skillsThat students have demonstrated to possess and understand knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge coming from the vanguard of his field of study.
That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the skills that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study.
That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include a reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to a specialized and non-specialized public.
That the students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.CurriculumItineraries or mentions:
Two mentions are offered:Mention in Biosanitary BiologyIt will offer students a deepening / specialization in the biosanitary field allowing them to develop their activity in clinical laboratories, human reproduction, public health, nutrition and dietetics, among others.Mention in Environmental BiologyThis orientation will provide students with training that will allow them to develop their activity in the field of conservation, characterization and management of biodiversity and the natural environment.
Students who take the Degree in Biology may choose the possibility of obtaining the title of Graduate in Biology with or without mention. To obtain a mention, students must take at least 30 ECTS credits linked to one of the mentions. Whenever the student requests it, and with a favorable report from the tutor and approval by the end-of-degree project commission of the Faculty of Biology, the 12 ECTS credits of the TFG may be linked to one of the mentions.
Credit transfer and recognition:
Recognition of credits: consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different teachings for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
Transfer of credits: implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, in the same or in another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official title.Professional outingsThe profession of biologist has in Spain the status of a regulated profession (Royal Decree 1754/1998, of July 31; BOE of August 7, 1998). Within the framework of the biologist's functions defined in article 15 of the Statutes of the Official College of Biologists (RD 639/1996, of April 26; BOE of May 23, 1996) the main areas of professional practice are listed :Health professional in clinical laboratory, human reproduction, public health, nutrition and dietetics, animal and plant health, among others.
Professional in scientific research and development in research centers and departments.
Professional in the pharmaceutical and agri-food industry.
Agricultural professional in the optimization of vegetable, animal and mushroom crops.
Information, documentation and dissemination professional
Professional in the trade and marketing of products and services related to biological science.
Professional in the management and organization of companies related to the training and profession of the biologist.
Teaching professional in secondary education, university and professional training.At present, in addition to research and teaching at different levels of the educational system, the main areas of professional practice are, on the one hand, those related to work in clinical laboratories, forensic genetic-genetic counseling, health management, epidemiological-demographic studies, nutrition, human reproduction or the prevention of occupational hazards. On the other, professions related to the environment, mainly in sectors such as the ordination, conservation and management of the natural environment, the management of natural resources and waste, the evaluation of impacts and restoration of the natural environment.