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Degree course in BIOLOGY (Codice 2108)
Curriculum\Profile description: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (PA and TP)

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2011/2012
School:
  • SCHOOL OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Class:
  • Biology (L-13)

credits total:180

Educational objectives
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The 1st cycle degree course in Biology aims at providing sound grounding in the main areas of biology and command of the methods and technologies related to the respective scientific research areas providing adequate training for understanding scientific and technological progress and to know and deal with living beings. The degree course is designed in accordance with the national guidelines approved by the Board of Biologists of Italian Universities (CBUI), and it therefore is to be counted among the "certified quality" degree course with respect to professional opportunities as well as to further studies. The course provides for homogeneous and coherent training to all graduates, with respect to the typical educational objectives and core competences, for direct professional opportunities as well as for further 2nd cycle degree courses. .To facilitate further studies, the course is aimed at providing undergraduates with a sound cultural methodological grounding through a solid training in the major fields of biology and of the methodologies and technologies for biological research, by providing them with the training and tools needed to assimilate the scientific and technological progress and to deal with a more advanced level of detail with methodological and cultural issues related to Life Sciences. To provide a character of preparation, not only for the continuation of studies, but also to direct access to the world of work and to the profession, the path includes both the development of internships at university departments and public or private agencies with high qualification in specific training, and seminars (with the participation of professional associations and experts in various fields of applied biology) descriptive of the quality system, the theory and practice of workplace safety, the basic principles of commodity economics, information technology, food and water hygiene, physiology and nutritional biochemistry, immunology, professional ethics, oncology, bioethics and of anything may be deemed useful to the enrichment of the training, for the acquisition of skills and operational abilities immediately employable in the job market. The student will be able to choose between training activities aimed at: - activities in the field of laboratory of clinical analysis, of tissue typification, genetics and cytogenetics, oncology, cyto-toxicological and eco-toxicological analysis, water and food hygiene, identification of pathogens of humans, animals or plants; - The conservation and management of the marine environment, monitoring of the benthic and flora and fauna settlement, monitoring of marine ecosystems; - conservation of biodiversity, plant taxonomy and phytognosis, plant and zoogeography. To achieve the learning outcomes the three-year course includes the development of disciplines awarding a variable number of credits (ranging from a minimum of 6 to a maximum of 14), for a total of examinations, including the ones relating to the acquisition of 12 credits for elective activities, not greater than 20. The programme also includes training activities in university laboratories and outdoor for not less than 20 credits. Within the elective activities (12 credits) helpful tips will be given in order to increase the educational content useful for the completion of the formation of biologist. The course, divided into semesters, will be held in a way to allow the student to gradually acquire the theoretical and operational tools for the understanding of biological phenomena. In the first year a good portion of the credits will be allocated to scientific areas of mathematics, chemistry and physics, the knowledge of which is preliminary to the acquisition of strictly biological competences. At the same time the course provides the biological knowledge which is considered the basis to the approach to the study of cells and organisms, including humans. In the second and third year the acquisition of biological expertise will be completed, including the study of plant and animal organisms, micro-organisms, as well as of mechanisms of reproduction and development, with an interdisciplinary morphological, physiological, biochemical, molecular biology, genetic, evolutionary, eco - environmental approach. In addition to theoretical skills, students will be able to acquire adequate operational elements due to the attendance of laboratories and/or exercises implemented through a mandatory internship period at the University or in public administration facilities and laboratories affiliated with the, during the final year of the course. Assessment will be carried out mainly through written and/or oral exams, within the threshold values set by the DM 270. Upon completion of the studies, students will be awarded a 1st cycle degree in Biology , class L -13. Graduates of this course will have access to 2nd cycle degree courses of the class LM- 6 " Biology " and of other allied classes; they may also complete their studies with a University Master degree or with a short post-graduate course. A graduate in Biological Sciences will always have the opportunity to enter the world of work and the profession, as it is specifically prescribed the enrollment in the National Order of Biologists B (junior Biologist) after passing the national qualification examination. The professional activity of members in Section B, in accordance with and for the purposes referred to in Article 1, paragraph 2, remaining unchanged reserves and allocations already established by current legislation, consists of the activities that involve the use of standardised methodologies, such as running with professional technical autonomy : a) analytical and instrumental procedures linked to biological investigations; b ) technical and analytical procedures in the field of biotechnology, molecular biology, biomedicine also aimed at research; c) technical-analytical and control procedures in the environmental field and in the and hygiene of water, air, soil and food; d) technical and analytical procedures in the field of physical-chemical, biochemical, microbiological, toxicological, pharmacological and genetic engineering; e) procedures for quality control. In accordance with European harmonisation principles, learning outcomes respond to the specific requirements of the national Tuning Table (Board of Biologists of Italian Universities (CBUI) for class L-13.
Professional opportunities
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1st cycle graduates in Biology may enrol in the National Order of Biologists B (Biologist-junior), upon passing a State examination. The skills provided by the Degree Course are consistent with the ones provided by the new Classification of Occupations ISTAT 2007 (Nomenclature and classification of professional Isfol-Istat units) and specifically listed in the "Intellectual, scientific and highly specialized Professions " in section 2.3.1.1. Specialists in Life Sciences. Graduates in Biology will be able to work in a team with defined degrees of autonomy and fit in quickly in the workplace, in Europe and outside Europe, carrying out professional and technical activities in various fields, such as (industrial, horticultural, veterinary, food and agriculture, biotechnology, public and private research centres) laboratory production and technological activities, analysis, control and management services, as well as in all those public and private fields, where it's necessary to classify, manage and use living organisms and their constituents, and manage the relationship between development and environmental quality; in multidisciplinary professional offices in the fields of environmental impact assessment and of the design of projects for the conservation and restoration of the environment and biodiversity. Access to subsequent training: 1st cycle graduates in Biology may have access to 2nd cycle degree courses of class LM-6-"Biology" and all other classes of LM whose curricula entail L-13 specific areas. They may also have access to 1st level University Master Courses The 1st cycle degree course in Biology provides graduates with the knowledge and skills that allow both direct access to the world of work and access to further studies. Biologists are recognised professionals. The skills provided by the program fall into those provided by the new ISTAT 2007 Classification of Occupations (Nomenclature and classification of professional units Isfol -Istat) and specifically described in the " Intellectual, scientific and highly specialized " in section 2.3.1.1. Specialists in Life Sciences. Graduates can take the state exam to obtain the qualification for professional support activities (junior biologist) pursuant to Presidential Decree 328/ 01 to carry out work activities related to the technical and analytical, production and control quality procedures involved in biological investigations. The skills acquired in the methodological training of type enable to technical and operational tasks and professional support in the following application areas : environmental, bio- medical, food, nutrition, industrial, pharmaceutical, scientific information, etc., as well that in basic and applied research in public and private institutions. Graduates in Biology will be able to work in a team with defined degrees of autonomy and fit in quickly in the workplace, in Europe and outside Europe, carrying out professional and technical activities in various fields of application, such as productive and technological activities of laboratories (industrial, horticultural, veterinary, agribusiness, biotechnology, public and private research) and service -level type analysis biosanitario in the field of laboratory findings in the field of clinical analysis of tissue typing and cytogenetics, oncology, analysis citotossicologiche and ecotoxicological properties, water and food hygiene, identification of pathogens of humans, animals or plants; pursuing preservation and management of the marine environment, monitoring of the settlement and benthic flora and fauna, monitoring of marine ecosystems and carrying out activities to protect biodiversity, plant taxonomy and fitognosia, plant and zoogeography. Operating in all those fields, public and private, where you have to classify, manage and use living organisms and their constituents, and manage the relationship between development and environmental quality; multidisciplinary professional engaged in studies in the fields of environmental impact assessment, the development of projects for the conservation and restoration of the environment and biodiversity. 1st cycle graduates in Biology may have access to 2nd cycle degree courses of class LM-6-"Biology" and all other classes of LM whose curricula entail L-13 specific areas. They may also have access to 1st level University Master Courses
Final examination features
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Written paper prepared by the student (after passing English language test). The paper consists of a written report related to the stage and practice activities carried out by the students in university laboratories or in other public or private agencies, under the guidance of a professor of the Degree Course.



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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
10995 - CYTOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY WITH PRACTICE LUPARELLO (PO) SANTULLI (RU) 9.0 1 V B BIO/06
15245 - PRINCIPLES OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS WITH PRACTICE - INTEGRATED COURSE TULONE (RU) 9.0 1 V
ELEMENTS OF MATHEMATICS WITH PRACTICE TULONE (RU) MARINO (PQ) 6.0 A MAT/05
STATISTICS AUGUGLIARO (PA) RAO (PQ) 3.0 C MAT/06
15954 - PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY WITH PRACTICE CHILLURA MARTINO (PA) LOMBARDO (RU) 12.0 1 V
GENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH PRACTICE SCOPELLITI (RU) FIORE (RU) 9.0 A CHIM/03
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LOMBARDO (RU) CHILLURA MARTINO (PA) 3.0 C CHIM/02
03262 - PHYSICS WITH PRACTICE EMANUELE (PA) BELLOMONTE (PQ) 9.0 2 V A FIS/07
15884 - GENERAL AND SYSTEMATIC ZOOLOGY WITH PRACTICE PARISI (RU) PARRINELLO (PQ) 12.0 2 V
ZOOLOGY II WITH PRACTICE PARISI (RU) LO BRUTTO (PA) 6.0 B BIO/05
ZOOLOGY I WITH PRACTICE PARRINELLO (PQ) VAZZANA (PA) 6.0 A BIO/05
15955 - GENERAL AND SYSTEMATIC BOTANY WITH PRACTICE GERACI (RU) SALMERI (PA) 12.0 2 V
SYSTEMATIC BOTANY WITH PRACTICE MANNINO (RU) SALMERI (PA) 6.0 C BIO/02
GENERAL BOTANY WITH PRACTICE GERACI (RU) COLOMBO (PO) 6.0 A BIO/01


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01560 - BIOCHEMISTRY WITH PRACTICE GIULIANO (PA) MESSINA (RU) 9.0 1 V A BIO/10
15886 - MICROBIOLOGY WITH PRACTICE ALDUINA (PA) MANGIARACINA (PC) 9.0 1 V B BIO/19
15959 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY WITH PRACTICE LO MEO (PA) GRUTTADAURIA (PO) 9.0 1 V A CHIM/06
01642 - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY WITH PRACTICE GIANGUZZA (CU) CAVALIERI (PA) 9.0 2 V A BIO/11
03386 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY WITH PRACTICE ODDO (RU) COLOMBO (PO) 6.0 2 V B BIO/04
13842 - GENETICS WITH PRACTICE DI LEONARDO (PA) SCIANDRELLO (PQ) 9.0 2 V B BIO/18
16270 - COMPARATIVE ANATOMY ROCCHERI (CU) DI LIEGRO (PA) 6.0 2 V B BIO/06


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01610 - BIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT ALBANESE (PA) AGNELLO (PC) 6.0 1 V B BIO/06
03369 - GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY MULE' (PO) AMATO (PA) 9.0 1 V B BIO/09
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 6.0 1 G E
13121 - PRACTICE 15.0 1 G F
15958 - GENERAL AND APPLIED ECOLOGY WITH PRACTICE SARA' (PO) MAZZOLA (PO) 12.0 1 V
GENERAL ECOLOGY SARA' (PO) MAZZOLA (PO) 6.0 B BIO/07
ECOLOGY APPLICATIONS WITH PRACTICE CALVO (PO) SARA' (PO) 6.0 C BIO/07
Free subjects (suggested) 12.0 D


Elective activities

Free subjects (suggested) credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01636 - MARINE BIOLOGY GIANGUZZA (PA) 6.0 2 V D BIO/07
01662 - ENVIRONMENTAL BIOMONITORING 6.0 2 V D BIO/07
11382 - ENVIRONMENTAL BIOCHEMISTRY AND ELEMENTS OF TOXICOLOGY MESSINA (RU) 6.0 2 V D BIO/10
16050 - BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION AND ETHOLOGY - INTEGRATED COURSE ARIZZA (PO) 6.0 2 V
BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION ARIZZA (PO) 3.0 D BIO/05
ETHOLOGY CAMMARATA (PA) 3.0 D BIO/05
16051 - BIOLOGY OF PLANT REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT - INTEGRATED COURSE SALMERI (PA) 6.0 2 V
BIOLOGY OF PLANT REPRODUCTION SALMERI (PA) 3.0 D BIO/02
BIOLOGY OF PLANT DEVELOPMENT GERACI (RU) 3.0 D BIO/01
17239 - BASIC BIOCHEMICAL METHODOLOGIES CALVARUSO (PQ) 6.0 2 V D BIO/10
17362 - BASIC CELL BIOLOGY METHODOLOGIES SANTULLI (RU) 6.0 2 V D BIO/06


Explaination
Term Term/Semester
Val. Valutation: V = mark in 30/30, G = note
(*) Teaching attended in english
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