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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

25430 - Cellular and molecular basis of human Pathophysiology

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
25430 - Cellular and molecular basis of human Pathophysiology
Faculty / School:
127 - Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud
275 - Escuela Universitaria de Enfermería de Huesca
375 - Escuela Universitaria de Enfermería de Teruel
559 - Degree in Nursing
560 - Degree in Nursing
561 - Degree in Nursing
First semester
Subject Type:
Basic Education

5.1. Methodological overview


The methodology followed in this course is oriented towards achievement of the learning objectives. It favors the acquisition of knowledge related to microbiology, genetics and biology and its application in the study of human beings. A wide range of teaching and learning tasks are implemented, such as lectures, laboratory sessions and assignments.


Students are expected to participate actively in the class throughout the semester.


Classroom materials will be available via Moodle. These include a repository of the lecture notes used in class, the course syllabus, as well as other course-specific learning materials.


Further information regarding the course will be provided on the first day of class.


5.2. Learning tasks


The course includes 6 ECTS organized according to:


- Lectures (5 ECTS): 50 hours.


- Laboratory sessions and Assignments (1 ECTS): 10 hours.




5.3. Syllabus


The course will address the following topics:




Topic 1. Introduction to microorganisms.


Topic 2. Disinfection, sterilization and asepsis.


Topic 3. Morphology and physiology of bacteria. Main pathogenic bacteria for human.


Topic 4. Morphology and physiology of viruses. Main pathogenic virus for human.


Topic 5. Morphology and physiology of parasites. Main parasitism for human.


Topic 6. Action against the microorganisms




Topic 7. Cell membrane. Transport of Substances through the cell membrane


Topic 8. Cell adhesion and cellular communication


Topic 9. Cytoplasm. Nucleus


Topic 10. Nucleic acids and chromosomes  


Topic 11. Synthesis and processing of nucleic acids and proteins


Topic 12. Regulation of gene expression


Topic 13. The cell cycle. Cell aging and death. Molecular biology of cancer


5.4. Course planning and calendar

For further details concerning the timetable, classroom and further information regarding this course please refer to the "Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud" website ( 

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

  • Murray, Patrick R., Rosenthal, Ken S., Pfaller, Michael A.: Microbiología médica. 7ª ed. Barcelona, Elsevier, 2013
  • Cooper, Geoffrey M., Hausman, Robert E.: La célula. 6ª ed. Madrid, Marbán, 2014
  • Introducción a la biología celular. Bruce Alberts [et al.] 3ª ed. Buenos Aires, Editorial Médica Panamericana, 2011
  • Passarge, Eberhard: Genética : Texto y atlas. 3ª ed. rev. y amp. Madrid, Editorial Médica Panamericana, 2009
  • Solari, Alberto Juan: Genética humana : fundamentos y aplicaciones en medicina. 4ª ed. Buenos Aires, Editorial Médica Panamericana, 2011
  • Silverthorn, Dee Unglaub. Fisiología humana : un enfoque integrado. 6ª ed. Buenos Aires, Editorial Médica Panamericana, 2014
  • Biología molecular de la célula. Bruce Alberts [et al.] 5ª ed. Barcelona, Omega, 2010
  • Rosa Fraile, Manuel de la, Prieto Prieto, José, Navarro Marí, José María:. Microbiología en ciencias de la salud : conceptos y aplicaciones. 3ª ed. Barcelona, Elsevier, 2011