General Biology II
Cod: 21013
Department: DCET
Scientific area: Biological Sciences
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 26

General Biology I (21012) started the study of Biological Sciences with unified and integrated themes: the cell – structure and energetics; reproduction and hereditariaty; the evolutionary species concept – diversity, systematics and ecology. The aim of this Curricular Unit/Course is to strengthen students’ expertise in Microbiology, Plant Biology and Animal Biology.

  1. Microbiology
  2. Plant Biology
  3. Animal Biology

It is intended that at the end of this Curricular Unit/Course, students should be able to:
1. collect, interpret, relate and analyse information from several sources;
2. recognize and exemplify that knowledge acquisition in Biology implies pluri- and interdisciplinary approaches;
3. explain and apply  Microbiology, Plant Biology and Animal Biology Concepts.

1. Microbiology. Virus; Bacteria and Archaea; Protists; Fungi.
2. Plant Biology. Plant Diversity; Angiosperms Structure; Transport; Nutrition; Flowered Plants Reproduction.
3. Animal Biology. Embrionary Development; Protection; Support and Movement; Energy Acquisition and Metabolism; Immunology; Excretion; Reproduction; Coordination and Integration.

Azeiteiro, U.M., Bacelar-Nicolau, P. & Vicente, L. (2003) Complementos de Biologia, Edições da Universidade Aberta, Lisboa, Portugal.


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a final digital test, Global e-folio (e-folio G) at the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final exam (100%).