- Grounds in human populations morphologic diversity – 10 ECTS - UB
- Grouns in human molecular diversity – 10 ECTS -UAB
Elective Modules of Specific Formation:
- Human evolution and Primatology – 10 ECTS - UB
- Forensic anthropology – 10 ECTS - UAB
- Genes, environment and disease – 10 ECTS - UB
- Cancer – 10 ECTS -UAB
Complementary Contents Modules in
Human Biology - 10 ECTS
Common Modules - UB:
- Tools, Techniques and Communication – 10 ECTS
- Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity – 10 ECTS
Research Practicum (code 560520) - 20 ECTS
The research module, of 20 ECTS (10 + 10), will consist of the design,
exposition and defence of an original project about one of the
specializations in Human Biology in the Physical Anthropology Knowledge
Area. It will be developed under the tutorship of a professor (doctor)
and will insist on the aspects concerning the raising of hypothesis,
experimental design, result outcome and discussion of such results.
The research Practicum, which will have to be mainly experimental, will
consist of the development of an original research project. Integrated
in the research lines established in the Master, the project will have
to contribute with new and innovative data in its field. It will be
possible to develop it under the frame of an official research project
directed by the tutor of the project, who will be a professor of one of
the Universities included in the Inter-University Master, or by a
doctor external to the Master. In the latter case, the project will
have to be co-directed by a professor of one of the Universities of the
Inter-University Master that is also teaching in the Master .
The acceptance to develop research projects will depend on the
availability of each tutor and the places available in each academic
Research lines and responsible/s professor/s:
- Demographic Anthropology : C García-Moro (UB), M Hernández (UB), DI Toja (UB).
Forensic Anthropology and Genetics : A Malgosa (UAB), E Subirà (UAB), A
Pérez-Pérez (UB), E Bosch (UPF), F Calafell (UPF), D Comas (UPF).
- Applications on Genetic
Epidemiology: P Moral (UB), L Fañanas (UB), D Comas (UPF), A Rosa
(UPF), MR Caballín (UAB), J F Barquinero (UAB), G Armengol (UAB), RM
- Cytogenetic and Molecular
Studies of the effects of ionizing radiation and Cancer: MR Caballín
(UAB), JF Barquinero (UAB), G Armengol (UAB).
- Human Population Genetics: P
Moral (UB), MP Aluja (UAB), E Esteban (UB), E Bosch (UPF), F Calafell
(UPF), A Navarro (UPF), D Comas (UPF)
- Applications on Complex
Characters Genetics: L Fañanas (UB), P Moral (UB), E Esteban (UB), E
Bosch (UPF), F Calafell (UPF), A Navarro (UPF), D Comas (UPF), A Rosa
(UPF), B Arias (UB), RM Nogués (UAB).
- Mechanics of mastication and bipedal locomotion: A Casinos (UB), A Pérez-Pérez (UB), S Moyà-Sola (UAB), M Köhler (UAB)
Palaeontology and Human Evolution: D Turbón (UB), A Pérez-Pérez (UB), C
Lalueza (UB), A Malgosa (UAB), S Moyà-Solà (UAB), M Köhler (UAB).
- Human Population Biodynamics: M
Hernández (UB), D Turbón (UB), C Garcia-Moro (UB), F Calafell (UPF), P
Moral (UB), MP Aluja (UAB), R Nogués (UAB), DI Toja (UB), E Esteban
- Ecological adaptations and
feeding in Primates and Hominids: A Pérez-Pérez (UB), A Malgosa (UAB),
E Subirà (UAB), S Moyà-Solà (UAB), M Köhler (UAB).
- Molecular mechanisms of speciation in Primates: A Navarro (UPF).
The research project will have to be publicly exposed and defended in
front of a Committee created to such effect, to which a detailed memory
of the project developed will have to be handed in. The Committee will
consist of three professor of the Master, (UB, UAB, UPF), and will
evaluate the adequacy of the module carried out according to the
Criteria to pass the credits: delivery of the research memory within
the established period of time and positive evaluation by the Committee
of both the memory and public defence of it. The defence of the memory
will be necessary to fulfil the training of the Research Master.
Periods: despite that to administration effects the defence session is
a single one, it is disposed in two evaluation periods (July and
September) and students will have to choose before the ending of the
teaching period when the experimental project will be exposed. There
will be no possibility to repeat the exposition. Therefore, the project
of the Research Module will have to be fulfilled during the academic
year registered, simultaneously to the other modules registered;
however, the results can be handed in till before the beginning of the
next academic year.
Professionalizing Practicum (codi 560521) - 20 ECTS
The professionalizing practicum will consist of a period of time in a
company or entity, either public or private, aiming to gain experience
in formative tasks directly related to all the needs that society
demands. The objective of such stay is to develop a directed practical
project allowing students to acquire competences, and above all,
specific capabilities and skills in the specific tasks and functions in
the implied companies. Registering in this module will demand the
compromise of fulfilling the minimum required dedication for each
practicum will be developed under the tutorship of a professor (doctor)
of the Master, directed by a representative of the cooperative
institution and will insist in aspects of professional training of the
project developed. It can be both methodological or technique, as well
as applied, of research, design, formative or theoretical. In any case,
the knowledge and training acquired for the labour insertion according
to the specialization chosen will be evaluated.
The project done will have to be publicly defended in front of a
Committee created to such effect, and formed by at least a professor of
the Master and, if possible, one or two representatives of the
cooperative institutions. Previously, a detailed memory of the project
will have to be handed in to the Committee, who will evaluate the
acquired training level, the excellence of the memory handed in and its
Cooperative entities, professionalizing projects and responsible people:
- MONA Foundation: Conservation and management of reserves with Primates in captivity. Dr. M Llorente.
- Zoo Park of Barcelona : Management of zoo parks and Primate Biodiversity.
- Psychology Faculty, UB: Techniques in study of animal behaviour in Primates in Alouatta , Mexico. Dr. J Veà
- TFS Trial Form Support Australia: A company that performs clinical trials offered work in the department of Medical writing, in which both doctors and biologists are working on and conduct scientific advice and statistical study design, protocol assaigos of clinical late assaigos clinical reports, clinical documentation and implementation of abstracts, posters and manuscripts of clinical studies.
- Advanced Formation Itinerary:
students will have to be registered of a minimum of 60 ECTS, choosing
them from the modules of the POP and those specific of the Master.
- Research Itinerary:
students will have to be registered of the Research module (20 ECTS)
and a minimum of 40 ECTS chosen from the modules of the POP and those
specific of the Master.
- Professionalizing Itinerary:
students will have to be registered of the Professionalizing Practicum
(20 ECTS) and a minimum of 40 ECTS chosen from the modules of the POP
and those specific of the Master.
- Free Configuration Itinerary:
only in special cases where the previous education of the student
requires it, and according to the Master Coordinator and the POP
Coordinative Committee, it is possible to design a specific itinerary,
partially or totally, of the students' formative curriculum.
The evaluation of the subjects will be done progressively including the
attendance to theory classes, practice sessions, outings to the field,
participation in seminars and guided activities, elaboration of
projects, briefings, reports, and typical tasks of the research and
professionalizing module, together with the evaluation tests