Identifying Data 2020/21
Subject (*) Physical-chemistry of polymers Code 730495011
Study programme
Mestrado Universitario en Materiais Complexos: Análise Térmica e Reoloxía (plan 2012)
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Official Master's Degree 1st four-month period
First Obligatory 3
Teaching method Face-to-face
Piro , B.
Mammeri , Fayna
Piro , B.
General description Este curso é unha introdución á ciencia dos polímeros e proporciona unha visión xeral de caracterización, estrutura e propiedades dos polímeros. Ilústrase con exemplos de aplicacións dos polímeros.
Contingency plan 1. Modificacións nos contidos
Non se modifican os contidos

2. Metodoloxías
*Metodoloxías docentes que se manteñen
Sesión maxistral (mediante Teams)
Traballos tutelados (titorizados vía Teams ou correo electrónico)

*Metodoloxías docentes que se modifican
Prácticas de laboratorio. Sustitúese pola presentación de casos prácticos nas sesións maxistrais e a lectura e discusión de artigos científicos (análise de fontes documentais).

3. Mecanismos de atención personalizada ao alumnado
- Correo electrónico: Diariamente. De uso para facer consultas, solicitar encontros virtuais para resolver dúbidas e facer o seguimento dos traballos tutelados.
- Microsoft Teams: Titorización personalizada dos estudantes
- Moodle: Utilizarase como repositorio da documentación facilitada ós estudantes.

4. Modificacións na avaliación
Sesión maxistral 60%
Traballos tutelados 30%
Análise de fontes documentais 10%

*Observacións de avaliación: -

5. Modificacións da bibliografía ou webgrafía
Sen modificación.

Study programme competencies
Code Study programme competences
A5 Understanding the relationships between structure and properties of materials
B1 Knowledge and understanding to provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context
B2 The students have the skill to apply their knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar contexts within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study
B4 That the students can communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and last reasons behind that conclusions to specialized and non specialized audience in a clear and unambiguous way
B8 Applying a critical, logical and creative way of thinking
B12 Communicate effectively in the work environment
B13 Analysis-oriented attitude
B14 Ability to find and manage the information
B18 Ability for abstraction, understanding and simplification of complex problems
B21 To assess the importance of research, innovation and technological developments in the socio-economic and cultural progress of society
C2 Have a good command of spoken and writing expression and understanding of a foreign language.
C4 Developing for the exercise of an open, educated, critical, committed, democratic and solidary citicenship, able to analyze reality, diagnose problems, formulate and implement solutions based on knowledge and oriented to the common good.
C6 Critically assessing the knowledge, technology and information available to solve the problems they face with.
C8 To assess the importance of research, innovation and technological development in the socio-economic and cultural progress of society.

Learning aims
Learning outcomes Study programme competences
This course is designed as an introduction to the basic science of polymers and provides an overview of characterization, structure and properties of polymers. The course offers an introduction to the science underlying the synthesis and characterization of polymer morphology polymers, and information about their structures and properties. The course also illustrates some examples of applications of polymers. AR5

Topic Sub-topic
1. Physicochemical fundamentals of polymers Physicochemical of polymers
2. Synthesis and characterization of polymers - Polymer synthesis: stepwise polymerization and PCR
- Structure: chain conformations, amorphous polymers and semicrystalline polymers morphology
- Molecular weight measurement)
3. Introduction to polymer processing - Polymer processing techniques
4. Mechanical and rheological properties - behavioral stress / strain
- viscoelasticity
- nonlinear mechanical behavior and rheological.

Methodologies / tests Competencies Ordinary class hours Student’s personal work hours Total hours
Guest lecture / keynote speech A5 B1 B2 B12 B13 B18 15 10 25
Laboratory practice B8 B14 B21 C4 C6 C8 15 5 20
Supervised projects B2 B4 B14 B21 C2 5 25 30
Personalized attention 0 0
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies Description
Guest lecture / keynote speech Presentation given by the professor, on a schematic basis, focusing on the main topics, covering both theoretical and practical issues.
Laboratory practice Performance of practical activities such as demonstrations, exercises, experiments, etc..
Supervised projects Activities whose purpose is that the students enlarge the study of the topics pesented in the program and consolidate their acquired knowledge and capabilities. These activities should also help the students learn and improve their capabilities in literature survey.

Personalized attention
Guest lecture / keynote speech
Laboratory practice
Supervised projects
The personalized attention to students, understood as a support in the teaching-learning process, will take place in the hours of tutoring of the professor.

No academic dispensation is accepted.

Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Guest lecture / keynote speech A5 B1 B2 B12 B13 B18 Examination or objective test. 50
Laboratory practice B8 B14 B21 C4 C6 C8 Continuous assessment through monitoring of student work in the classroom, laboratory and / or tutorials. 20
Supervised projects B2 B4 B14 B21 C2 Presentation (oral and written) of the supervised work. 30
Assessment comments

Sources of information

Notes and documentation provided in class or via email.


Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before

Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously

Subjects that continue the syllabus

Other comments

To help achieve a sustained immediate environment and meet the objective of action number 5: "Healthy and sustainable environmental and social teaching and research" of the "Green Campus Ferrol Action Plan:

The delivery of the documentary work carried out in this subject:

  • They will be requested in virtual format and/or computer support
  • It will be done through Moodle, in digital format without the need to print them.
  • If it is necessary to make them on paper:
    • Plastics shall not be used
    • Double-sided printing shall be carried out.
    • Recycled paper will be used.
    • Printing of drafts shall be avoided.
- A sustainable use of resources and the prevention of negative impacts on the natural environment must be made.
- It will work to identify and change gender biases and attitudes, and influence the environment to change them and promote values of respect and equality.
- Situations of discrimination should be identified and actions and measures proposed to correct them.

(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.