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Degree course in NATURAL SCIENCES (Codice 2056)

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2012/2013
School:
  • SCHOOL OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Class:
  • Natural sciences (LM-60)

credits total:120

Educational objectives
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This 2nd cycle degree course is characterised by a manifest interdisciplinarity. It is, in fact, one of the natural opportunities for graduates of the class L 32 - Science and Technology for the environment and nature,-also interdisciplinary in its articulation. The course aims at deepening the knowledge acquired during the 1st cycle of three years and aims at training graduates possessing a thorough knowledge of structural and functional components of ecosystems, in current as well as in past environments, and outline the conceptual tools aimed at the environmental conservation, defense and management. Adequate knowledge will be also provided for the analysis of biodiversity at various levels of organisation (from the genetic one to specific and environmental ones),as well as competences to evaluate ecosystems. The course might be articulated in various curricula, described in the educational Regulations, in order to address the various aspects of the evolution of ecosystems. Among the areas which are investigated in depth, it is worth mentioning: the analysis, management and conservation of natural environments through the acquisition of the theoretical principles and modern technologies for the analysis of environment; the systemic analysis of recent past natural environments, and namely of its evolutionist and anthropological dimension; the study and analysis of continental water ecosystems in a way to conjugate the exploitation of water resources with the defence and conservation of the biological heritage, in accordance with EU directives and with the requirements of the local agencies for land management. The educational programme will be integrated with laboratory activities, stages and practice periods, also within public institutions and private facilities, as well as with field experimentation, through multi- and interdisciplinary educational trips. At the end of the course, graduates will have acquired advanced knowledge with respect to the study of biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems, to the conservation of these latter, to the management techniques for land and for the processes affecting the quality of the environment and the conservation of biodiversity.
Professional opportunities
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Graduates of this course may find professional opportunities: In the public sector, in: - universities and research institutes; - environmental management and services companies; - ministries, local administrations and other public bodies; - National and Regional Agencies for Environment Protection; - Institute of Health; - Experimental Stations; - Archaeological Superintendence. In the private sector graduates might carry out their activities in different types of businesses and professional firms dealing with environmental issues. The educational programme prepares to further pathways provided by law for the training of teachers of science subjects in different school levels. Additional areas of employment are: - Activities within museum or natural science museums; - Science communication and journalism; - Design of parks and park plans; - Management of protected areas
Final examination features
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It consists of the discussion of an original experimental or theoretical research project, which will be awarded with 24 to 30 credits. The interval enables students to acquire credits related to competences related to the professional area. The research work should be carried out during the internship in a public or private research laboratory; it should be prepared by the student under the guidance of a supervising Professor and possibly a correlator. Students should also produce a written paper and/or other form of communication adequate to the research, indicating clearly the studied issue, the experimental approach used, the results obtained and the critical discussion of these latter. Students should be able to discuss the content during the final exam of their Course. The Course Board regulates the criteria for assigning an appropriate mark to the quality of work done, taking into account the coherence between expected learning outcomes and objectives achieved throughout the curriculum.


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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
02669 - ANIMAL ECOLOGY LO VALVO (RU)LO VALVO MARIO 6.0 1 V B BIO/05
11598 - STATISTICS FOR EXPERIMENTAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH GIACALONE (PC) 6.0 1 V B SECS-S/02
16168 - VOLCANOLOGY PARELLO (PO)PARELLO FRANCESCO 6.0 1 V B GEO/08
01585 - BIOGEOGRAPHY MARRONE (PA)MARRONE FEDERICO 6.0 2 V B BIO/05
02693 - PLANT ECOLOGY SAJEVA (PA)SAJEVA MAURIZIO 6.0 2 V B BIO/03
03014 - APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY MANACHINI (RU)MANACHINI BARBARA ROSY INES 6.0 2 V B AGR/11
09534 - PHANEROGAMS SYSTEMATICS ROMANO (RU)ROMANO SALVATORE 6.0 2 V B BIO/02


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
13121 - PRACTICE 6.0 1 G F
16487 - BIOLOGY AND HUMAN EVOLUTION - INTEGRATED COURSE SINEO (PO)SINEO LUCA 12.0 1 V
HUMAN BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY SINEO (PO) 6.0 B BIO/08
APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY DUMAS (RU) 6.0 B BIO/08
16512 - ECOLOGY APPLICATIONS - INTEGRATED COURSE TOMASELLO (PA)TOMASELLO AGOSTINO 12.0 1 V
ECOLOGY APPLICATIONS TOMASELLO (PA) 6.0 C BIO/07
APPLIED NATURE CONSERVATION RIGGIO (CU) 6.0 B BIO/07
03654 - ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY AGNESI (PO)AGNESI VALERIO 6.0 2 V C GEO/04
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 24.0 2 G E
16490 - PALAEONTOLOGY OF THE QUATERNARY MASINI (PO)MASINI FEDERICO 6.0 2 V B GEO/01
Free subjects 12.0 D




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