Degree in Biology

2019/2020 · 240 credits

Quality assurance

All UDC centers have a Internal Quality Assurance System (IQAS), verified by the Agency to Calidade do Sistema Universitario de Galicia (ACSUG) and ANECA in FIDES programs and AUDIT, respectively, and in accordance with the standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the EHEA. Within IQAS centers integrate all their degrees and masters. IQAS procedures established who and how to follow up and monitoring of the results and the student's learning process in the titration, establishing coordinating bodies and mechanisms, evaluation and continuous improvement of the studies, which are the academic comittee and the quality assurance commision of center.

Learning outcomes

The IQAS establish how UDC centers measure and analyze the learning outcomes. To do the IQAS uses rates and global indicators for assessing the quality of training provided. Included among the results, in addition to the fees included in the title verification reports (efficiency rates, graduation and dropout), assessment rates, success and performance. We compare the results obtained in the title with the center's results for each indicator.

Academic years results

Quality assurance

To ensure that the title is developed in accordance with the verification report presented the center conducts an annual monitoring report in accordance with the procedures of the center IQAS and results. This report is reviewed by the ACSUG, external evaluation agency.

The outcome of this analysis will emerge corrective actions and improvement proposals that achieve the intended objectives and the improvement of the degree.

Committees

In order to ensure proper standards and quality at UDC, an academic management committee and a quality assurance committee are appointed for each faculty/school. In addition to, each faculty/school will be able to establish a specific academic management committee of the study.

Canle López, Moisés
Presidente
Estévez Pérez, María Graciela
Secretario/a
Martínez Lage, Andrés
Vocal PDI
Sarandeses da Costa, Luis Alberto
Vocal PDI
Cabeza Gras, Óscar
Vocal PDI
Jácome Pumar, María Amalia
Vocal PDI
Harriswangler Harriswangler, Charlene María
Vocal Estudiante
Patiño Raña, Denis Marcelino
Vocal Estudiante
Loureiro Gammariello, Noelia Manuela
Vocal Estudiante
Salvado Carballo, Ramón
Administrador/a del centro
Beceiro González, María Elisa
Presidente
Estévez Pérez, María Graciela
Secretario/a
Jácome Pumar, María Amalia
Vocal PDI
Castro Castro, Antonio Manuel
Vocal PDI
Delgado Ferreiro, Ignacio
Vocal Estudiante
Martínez Amado, Iria
Vocal Estudiante
Ruibal López, María
Vocal PAS
Vilariño Barreiro, María Teresa
Vocal Coordinador de Título
Muniategui Lorenzo, Soledad Norberta
Vocal Coordinador de Título
Cremades Ugarte, Javier
Vocal Coordinador de Título
Manso Revilla, María Jesús
Vocal Coordinador de Título
Cerdán Villanueva, María Esperanza
Vocal Coordinador de Título
Becerra Fernández, Manuel
Vocal Coordinador de Título
Pimentel Pereira, Manuel
Vocal Coordinador de Título
Herrero López, María Concepción
Vocal Coordinador de Título
Jiménez González, Carlos
Vocal Coordinador de Título
Fagúndez Díaz, Jaime
Vocal Coordinador de Título
Salvado Carballo, Ramón
Administrador/a del centro
Canle López, Moisés
Presidente
Pimentel Pereira, Manuel
Secretario/a
Cid Blanco, María Ángeles
Vocal PDI
Freire Picos, María Ángeles
Vocal PDI
González Tizón, Ana María
Vocal PDI
Grandal D'Anglade, Aurora María
Vocal PDI
Servia García, María José
Vocal PDI
Díaz Varela, José
Vocal PDI
Martínez Lage, Andrés
Vocal PDI
Domínguez Pérez, Montserrat
Vocal PDI
Lamas Criado, Ibán
Vocal PDI
Rodríguez Roiloa, Sergio
Vocal PDI
Lorenzo Catoira, Lidia
Vocal Estudiante
Salvado Carballo, Ramón
Vocal PAS
Pimentel Pereira, Manuel
Vocal Coordinador de Título
Salvado Carballo, Ramón
Administrador/a del centro

Study facts

Study data

Students enrollment Period Value
Students count 2019/2020 373
Men 2019/2020 143
Women 2019/2020 230
Credits enrolled Period Value
Total enrolled credits 2019/2020 20,840
Credits on 1st enrollment 2019/2020 16,580
Credits on 2nd enrollment 2019/2020 2,616
Credits on 3rd enrollment and above 2019/2020 1,644
% credits repeated 2019/2020 20.44
Academic results Period Value
Average credits by student 2019/2020 55.88

Centre data

Student enrollment Period Value
Students count 2019/2020 851
Men 2019/2020 333
Women 2019/2020 518
Credits enrolled Period Value
Total enrolled credits 2019/2020 47,200
Credits on 1st enrollment 2019/2020 37,320
Credits on 2nd enrollment 2019/2020 6,271
Credits on 3rd enrollment and above 2019/2020 3,618
% credits repeated 2019/2020 20.95
Academics results Period Value
Average credits by student 2019/2020 55.47

Study data

Students enrollment Period Value
Students count 2018/2019 377
Men 2018/2019 142
Women 2018/2019 235
Credits enrolled Period Value
Total enrolled credits 2018/2019 21,230
Credits on 1st enrollment 2018/2019 16,480
Credits on 2nd enrollment 2018/2019 2,898
Credits on 3rd enrollment and above 2018/2019 1,854
% credits repeated 2018/2019 22.39
Academic results Period Value
Average credits by student 2018/2019 56.31
Evaluation rate 2018/2019 91.75
Success rate 2018/2019 80.84
Performance rate 2018/2019 74.17
SEGUIMIENTO rates Period Value
Efficiency rate 2018/2019 80.81
Graduation rate 2014/2015 45.12
Leaving rate 2016/2017 3.7

Centre data

Student enrollment Period Value
Students count 2018/2019 831
Men 2018/2019 329
Women 2018/2019 502
Credits enrolled Period Value
Total enrolled credits 2018/2019 46,750
Credits on 1st enrollment 2018/2019 36,730
Credits on 2nd enrollment 2018/2019 6,127
Credits on 3rd enrollment and above 2018/2019 3,897
% credits repeated 2018/2019 21.44
Academics results Period Value
Average credits by student 2018/2019 56.26
Evaluation rate 2018/2019 91.23
Success rate 2018/2019 79.79
Performance rate 2018/2019 72.79

Study data

Students enrollment Period Value
Students count 2017/2018 370
Men 2017/2018 148
Women 2017/2018 222
Credits enrolled Period Value
Total enrolled credits 2017/2018 22,050
Credits on 1st enrollment 2017/2018 16,520
Credits on 2nd enrollment 2017/2018 3,426
Credits on 3rd enrollment and above 2017/2018 2,100
% credits repeated 2017/2018 25.06
Academic results Period Value
Average credits by student 2017/2018 59.59
Evaluation rate 2017/2018 90.26
Success rate 2017/2018 79.41
Performance rate 2017/2018 71.67
SEGUIMIENTO rates Period Value
Efficiency rate 2017/2018 79.27
Graduation rate 2013/2014 41.84
Leaving rate 2015/2016 15.24

Centre data

Student enrollment Period Value
Students count 2017/2018 825
Men 2017/2018 352
Women 2017/2018 473
Credits enrolled Period Value
Total enrolled credits 2017/2018 47,750
Credits on 1st enrollment 2017/2018 36,740
Credits on 2nd enrollment 2017/2018 7,204
Credits on 3rd enrollment and above 2017/2018 3,810
% credits repeated 2017/2018 23.07
Academics results Period Value
Average credits by student 2017/2018 57.88
Evaluation rate 2017/2018 89.51
Success rate 2017/2018 79.33
Performance rate 2017/2018 71.01

Facts by subject

Success Not success Not presented

1st year

Chemistry
79
44
3
Physics
69
14
12
Mathematics
61
26
20
Geology
69
0
4
Statistics
74
23
17
Physical Geography
72
10
6
Biology: Basic Levels of Organisation of Life I (Cells)
46
43
5
Biology: Basic Levels of Organisation of Life II (Tissues)
67
15
11
Biochemistry I
66
25
17
Introduction to Botany: General Botany
67
24
10

2nd year

Microscopic Organography
54
32
10
Biochemistry II
64
24
1
Microbiology
64
6
5
Applied Microbiology and Microbiological Control
73
18
3
Genetics
45
37
3
Plant Systematics: Cryptogamia
59
19
1
Plant Physiology I
62
19
9
Plant Physiology II
67
26
6
Zoology I
75
21
10
Zoology II
61
23
13

4th year

Developmental Biology
22
1
2
Biochemical Foundations of Biotechnology
26
1
0
Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology
33
3
2
Cytogenetics
28
0
0
Botanical Geography: Geobotany
8
0
0
Plant Response to Adverse Conditions
14
0
1
Animal Biodiversity and the Environment
62
7
4
Sustainability and Conservation of Faunal
20
0
1
Functional Adaptations of Animals in the Environment
67
1
3
Ethology
45
1
1
Human Ecology
56
8
0
Ecotoxicology
23
1
0
Paleobiology
35
0
3
Data Analysis in Biology
22
0
2
Edaphfology
14
0
1
Final Year Dissertation
59
0
35
Internships I
51
0
1
Internships II
52
0
2

3rd year

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
78
15
4
Microbiology Techniques
65
4
3
Molecular Genetics
70
13
6
Population Genetics and Evolution
75
7
5
Plant Systematics: Phanerogamia
58
15
3
Applied Plant Physiology
59
3
3
Animal Physiology I
56
35
11
Animal Physiology II
71
12
2
Ecology I: Individuals and Ecosystems
77
9
12
Ecology II: Populations and Communities
84
36
17

Success Not success Not presented

1st year

Chemistry
35
63
8
Physics
68
17
15
Mathematics
66
22
22
Geology
58
1
4
Statistics
56
35
20
Physical Geography
60
9
6
Biology: Basic Levels of Organisation of Life I (Cells)
52
27
10
Biology: Basic Levels of Organisation of Life II (Tissues)
64
14
8
Biochemistry I
69
30
10
Introduction to Botany: General Botany
66
22
7

2nd year

Microscopic Organography
55
33
6
Biochemistry II
79
31
2
Microbiology
72
13
5
Applied Microbiology and Microbiological Control
73
32
10
Genetics
72
20
4
Plant Systematics: Cryptogamia
65
22
0
Plant Physiology I
64
19
15
Plant Physiology II
60
27
18
Zoology I
79
40
15
Zoology II
82
38
7

4th year

Developmental Biology
16
0
5
Biochemical Foundations of Biotechnology
27
0
1
Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology
46
0
1
Cytogenetics
21
0
2
Botanical Geography: Geobotany
9
1
0
Plant Response to Adverse Conditions
21
0
1
Animal Biodiversity and the Environment
79
7
4
Sustainability and Conservation of Faunal
34
1
1
Functional Adaptations of Animals in the Environment
68
4
9
Ethology
39
1
7
Human Ecology
75
3
0
Ecotoxicology
41
3
3
Paleobiology
35
0
1
Data Analysis in Biology
27
0
0
Edaphfology
19
0
1
Final Year Dissertation
54
0
28
Internships I
41
0
2
Internships II
41
0
4

3rd year

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
77
29
4
Microbiology Techniques
63
8
2
Molecular Genetics
64
8
8
Population Genetics and Evolution
69
6
3
Plant Systematics: Phanerogamia
58
14
4
Applied Plant Physiology
73
6
4
Animal Physiology I
54
6
20
Animal Physiology II
60
11
7
Ecology I: Individuals and Ecosystems
64
22
9
Ecology II: Populations and Communities
64
38
35

Success Not success Not presented

1st year

Chemistry
42
46
7
Physics
63
31
16
Mathematics
58
40
21
Geology
74
1
1
Statistics
68
45
11
Physical Geography
73
10
4
Biology: Basic Levels of Organisation of Life I (Cells)
73
32
9
Biology: Basic Levels of Organisation of Life II (Tissues)
59
20
3
Biochemistry I
75
37
15
Introduction to Botany: General Botany
55
31
9

2nd year

Microscopic Organography
58
18
2
Biochemistry II
62
22
18
Microbiology
74
9
11
Applied Microbiology and Microbiological Control
60
25
13
Genetics
71
24
5
Plant Systematics: Cryptogamia
63
19
4
Plant Physiology I
86
22
16
Plant Physiology II
78
21
24
Zoology I
51
46
22
Zoology II
59
42
20

4th year

Developmental Biology
13
5
0
Biochemical Foundations of Biotechnology
21
1
0
Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology
35
1
2
Cytogenetics
25
0
0
Botanical Geography: Geobotany
4
0
0
Plant Response to Adverse Conditions
16
0
0
Animal Biodiversity and the Environment
58
6
8
Sustainability and Conservation of Faunal
13
2
1
Functional Adaptations of Animals in the Environment
65
4
3
Ethology
38
1
1
Human Ecology
64
0
1
Ecotoxicology
24
3
1
Paleobiology
23
2
5
Data Analysis in Biology
37
0
1
Edaphfology
10
0
0
Final Year Dissertation
59
0
19
Internships I
45
0
1
Internships II
40
0
0

3rd year

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
68
34
4
Microbiology Techniques
78
7
1
Molecular Genetics
62
10
6
Population Genetics and Evolution
77
11
4
Plant Systematics: Phanerogamia
74
15
1
Applied Plant Physiology
63
3
6
Animal Physiology I
66
8
17
Animal Physiology II
57
20
6
Ecology I: Individuals and Ecosystems
87
12
13
Ecology II: Populations and Communities
27
40
31

End of grade works

These are the end of grade works that have been read in recent academic years.

A project proposal on the treatment of Ría del Burgo with phytoremediation

Activity patterns of gulls in relation to the Alvedro airport and the Cerceda landfill

Analysis of HDLBP gen expresion in PNT2 cell line treated with simvastatine

Approximation to the structure and composition of the nests of yellow-legged hornets (Vespa velutina Lepeletier, 1836)

Assay for assessing the toxicity of emerging pollutants through the study of the filtration rate of Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774)

Assay of resistance induced by extracts of Undaria pinnatifida and brassinolide in beans against a pathogenic fungus

Cell penetrating peptides-based gene delivery systems for the effective transfection of mesenchymal stem cells

Cisplatin effect on hmgb1 expression in prostate cancer cells (pc3)

Cisplatin effect on hmgb2 expression in prostate cancer cells (pc3)

Comparative analysis of the protein content among several brands of milk, and the possible differences referring to the type variants: whole, semi-skimmed, and skimmed milk.

Comparative analysis of the protein content between milk of different origin: cow, goat, soybean and rice.

Consequences of urbanization on soil macroinvertebrates community: richness patterns along an urban-suburban-rural gradient

Conservation studies in blanket bogs of Serra do Xistral: selection of bioindicators and analysis of the effect of free-range cattle in plant communities

Conservation studies in blanket bogs of Serra do Xistral: selection of bioindicators and analysis of the effect of free-range horses in plant communities

Control methods of the yellow-legged hornet (Vespa velutina): problems associated to spring trapping

CRISPR/Cas 9 and p53. ¿Allies or enemies against cancer?

Cytogenetic study in the sea urchins Paracentrotus lividus and Echinus esculentus

DNA extraction from yellow-legged hornet nests (Vespa velutina Lepeletier, 1836). Are plant-oriented methods useful?

Effect of seaweeds Cystoseira baccata and Himanthalia elongata extracts in the germination of crop seeds.

Effect of the conspicuousness of floral displays on insect visits

Effects of the presence of ibuprofen in irrigation water for lettuce cultivation

Experimental study of the connections of the vascular organ of the lamina terminalis in a representative of salmonids and cyprinids (Teleostei)

Filtration assay in Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774) for assessing the toxicity of PCPs

Forensic investigation to solve a ficticious criminalistic case (A dissemination scientific project)

Gene delivery systems for the effective transfection of mesenchymal stem cells

Genetic analysis of donax sp

Herpetofauna of a mountain area of the southeast of Galicia. Inventory, use of space and threat factors.

Herpetofauna of Laracha council (A Coruña). Inventory, use of space and threat factors.

Incidence of an emerging disease of amphibians in Galicia: infection by dermocystidia in the palmate newt (Lissotriton helveticus).

Incorporation of plastics in trichoptera cases: an evolutionary trap?

Literature review: characteristics of the brown fat and its relationship with obesity

Literature review: common methods of biological age estimation

Losing fear to humans: the case of mammals at the As Pontes mine landfill

Molecular markers for sex determination and parentage analysis in the carrion crow (Corvus corone)

Monitoring of Acropora palmata coral transplants in a restoration area of the Xcalak Reef National Park, Mexico

On the imposex of Nucella lapillus in Europe

Physiological integration in clonal systems of the invasive Carpobrotus edulis: studying the effect of resource transport directionality

Population analysis in the shrimp Palaemon elegans using microsatellite markers

Properties of a commercial pesticide with pyrimethanil against Botrytis cinerea in bean

Service-learning for science outreach: the case of the yellow-legged hornet (Vespa velutina)

Spore viability analysis in Galician populations of the threatened relict fern Culcita macrocarpa

State of the art review of orientation mechanisms of sea turtles.

Steatoda nobilis (Thoell, 1875) (Araneae, Theridiidae): evolution of its biological invasion outside its original distribution range and revision of its position in the phylogenetic tree of the Family Theridiidae.

'Structure and estimation of the size of a low-altitude relict population of the threatened lacertid izard Iberolacerta monticola'

Study of breeding system of Dactylorhiza cantabrica (Orchidaceae)

Study of external morphological human characters: genes involved, population and pedigree analysis

Study of peroxidase activity in the extracellular medium of cell suspensions elicitated with an extract of leaves of Moringa oleifera.

Study of the expression of Hu protein in the telencephalon of the adult zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Study of the fecundation capacity and viability of clutches in the spider crab, Maja brachydactyla, as a function of relative female/male size

Study of the location and distribution of the Hu protein in the diencephalon of adult zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Study of the vascular organ of lamina terninalis in zebrafish

Study of virulence factors of the nosocomial pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii

Study on the magnetic mechanims for orientation in migratory birds

Studying division of labour in the clonal invasive Carpobrotus edulis: the role of developmental stage and soil resources availability.

Time evolution of soil properties after the establishment of grapevine crops in the Ribeira Sacra

Toxicity of emerging pollutants on microorganisms: minimun inhibitory concentration study

Toxicity study of metalic compounds in zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Ultrastructural study of the choroid plexus of the zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Variation of the population of microorganisms in soils that have suffered aforest fire.

 Current perspectives in Astrobiology: a review for detection and characterization of exoplanetary biosignals. The role of Mars

 Genetic analysis of Donax trunculus using mitocondriales markers

 Molecular detection of disease‐causing agents transmitted by ticks in cattlefarms in Spain and / or Slovakia.  

Analysis of climatological data in the area of A Coruña

Analysis of genomic variation and evolution of HERVFB, a group of human endogenous retroviruses

Analysis of the microbiological quality of food from fast food chains

Ancient DNA in lacustrine sediments: uses and shortcomings. Literature review

Applications of molecular biology in forensic practice

Bacterial sensitivity to commercial antibiotics Amoxicillin and Ciprofloxacin.

Bibliographic work: Case construction in caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera).

Biology, ecology and impact of an alien invasive plant in Galicia

Characterizing soil and sediments organic matter after simulated rainfall by infrared spectroscopy

Circadian/seasonal rythms of the redswamp crayfish and crayfish size selection by eurasian otters at Cecebre reservoir

Circadian/seasonal rythms of vertebrate aquatic and terrestrial fauna by means of camera-trap information

Coordination of TOR signalling and the Greatwall-ENSA pathway in the differentiation response in fission yeast

Development of cell cultures in one Amphibian species

Development of methods for the extraction of mtDNA from basidiomycete carpophores

Diet analysis of small mammals: an experimental study with Micromys minutus

Diet of Barn Owl (Tyto alba) in different localities of Galicia.

Distribution pattern of common intertidal seaweeds in Galicia: climate change effect?

Effects of the clonal integration on the invasion of coastal systems by Carpobrotus edulis: a field test

Effects of the invader Oxalis pes-caprae in plant-insect interactions: evaluating costs and benefis for the native Sinapis arvensis

Evaluation of fungicide properties of a derivative of pyridine against fungal pathogens

Evaluation of nutraceutical parameters in pepper landraces from the Andean region

Floristic analysis of High Nature Value wet meadows affected by agriculture intensification

Footprints of selection on the suppressyn gene, a recruited sequence from an endogenous retrovirus involved in cell fusion inhibition in mammals.

Functional trait divergence in plant dunes: an experimental study in coastal dune system of Villarube (A Coruña)

Gene expression study in mytilus galloprovincialis after exposure to prorocentrum lima using quantitative real-time pcr.

In sito evaluation of the interaction of aminoglycoside antibiotics with ciprofloxacin and meropenem

Influence of microorganisms in the elaboration of Galician cheeses.

Isolation and characterization of clones with hydrolase activity from a metagenomic library of thermal water.

Literature review: Medical alternatives to natural blood.

Literature Review: The human microbiome

Manvert silikon effect on the protection of tomato against aluminium

Mimetic peptides of Cx43 to treat tissue degeneration and cancer.

Phylogeographic analysis of the genus Lynx in the Iberian Peninsula

Proteomic study of colon cancer biopsies by protein array.

Quantification of mitochondrial DNA in the dialysis fluid from patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis

Science communication. Interactions with the mass media

Seed hydropriming as a strategy to overcome abiotic stress at the stage of germination and seedling establishent

Sexual determination of birds by molecular methods.

Simvastatine resistence test in prostate cells

Simvastatine resistence test in tumor prostate cells

Study of antioxidant capacity in pepper cells of elicitated with an extract of leaves of Moringa oleifera

Study of antioxidant capacity in the extracellular medium of cell suspensions elicitated with an extract of leaves of Moringa oleifera.

Study of the mechanisms of bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Study on the expansion of the invasive species Cortaderia selloana by means of open access web tools and GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

Telomeres and breast cancer

The genetic load from the Neanderthal in modern human populations.

The role of ampk activation on mitochondrial dysfunction in articular cartilage aging and osteoartrhitis

The role of novel ecosystems: a comparison between the structure of two song bird communities from two native forests with that of an assemblage of exotic species

Toxicity of an aquatic microcontaminant in microalgae

Toxicity  provoked  by  Bisphenol  A  on  the  marine  microalga  Tetraselmis suecica at different temperatures

Variants analysis in the ANK2 and AKAP9 genes and their association with ventricular fibrillation in acute myocardial infarction.

Offer places

Offer available places last year and, for degree studies, you can also check the cut notes of those admitted by PAAU.

academic year 2018/2019
General offer 70