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

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2014/2015
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 periods in public or private institutions, for enriching the educational programme and aiming at the acquisition of operational and applicative skills which are immediately expendable in the labour market. Students 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 12, 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 enrolment 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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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 course provides for the educational grounding needed for the admission to 2nd cycle degree courses in class LM-6 (Biology)
Final examination features
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The degree is achieved by passing the final exam, consisting of the discussion of a comprehensive written report (final paper) prepared by the student. To be admitted to the final examination students must have earned all of the credits provided by the educational programme, including credits related to practice periods. The final work consists of a report on the activity carried out during the practice period (stage), at public or private institutions, or of a short essay written under the guidance of a teacher of the course.


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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
10995 - CYTOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY WITH PRACTICE LUPARELLO (PO)LUPARELLO CLAUDIO CARRA (RU)CARRA ELENA 9.0 1 V B BIO/06
15245 - PRINCIPLES OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS WITH PRACTICE - INTEGRATED COURSE TULONE (RU)TULONE FRANCESCO 9.0 1 V
STATISTICS LO FRANCO (RD) LO FRANCO (RD) 3.0 C MAT/06
ELEMENTS OF MATHEMATICS WITH PRACTICE TULONE (RU) TULONE (RU) 6.0 A MAT/05
17695 - PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY WITH PRACTICE SCOPELLITI (RU)SCOPELLITI MICHELANGELO BARONE (PA)BARONE GIAMPAOLO 9.0 1 V A CHIM/03
04677 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3.0 2 G E
12538 - PHYSICS AND PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY EMANUELE (PA)EMANUELE ANTONIO 9.0 2 V
PHYSICS MICELI (RD) EMANUELE (PA) 6.0 A FIS/07
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY CHILLURA MARTINO (PA) LOMBARDO (RU) 3.0 C CHIM/02
13351 - COMPETENCES RELATED TO THE LABOUR MARKET 1.0 2 G F
15955 - GENERAL AND SYSTEMATIC BOTANY WITH PRACTICE SALMERI (PA)SALMERI CRISTINA MARIA BERNARDINA RAIMONDO (CU) 12.0 2 V
SYSTEMATIC BOTANY WITH PRACTICE SALMERI (PA) SPADARO (PA) 6.0 C BIO/02
GENERAL BOTANY WITH PRACTICE RAIMONDO (CU) GERACI (RU) 6.0 A BIO/01
15959 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY WITH PRACTICE GRUTTADAURIA (PO)GRUTTADAURIA MICHELANGELO LO MEO (PA)LO MEO PAOLO MARIA GIUSEPPE 9.0 2 V A CHIM/06


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01560 - BIOCHEMISTRY WITH PRACTICE GIULIANO (PA)GIULIANO MICHELA 9.0 1 V A BIO/10
13842 - GENETICS WITH PRACTICE DI LEONARDO (PA)DI LEONARDO ALDO 9.0 1 V B BIO/18
15884 - GENERAL AND SYSTEMATIC ZOOLOGY WITH PRACTICE ARIZZA (PO)ARIZZA VINCENZO 12.0 1 V
ZOOLOGY I WITH PRACTICE ARIZZA (PO) 6.0 A BIO/05
ZOOLOGY II WITH PRACTICE SARA' (PA) 6.0 B BIO/05
15886 - MICROBIOLOGY WITH PRACTICE ALDUINA (PA)ALDUINA ROSA 9.0 1 V B BIO/19
01642 - MOLECULAR BIOLOGY WITH PRACTICE GIANGUZZA (CU)GIANGUZZA FABRIZIO 9.0 2 V A BIO/11
03386 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY WITH PRACTICE ODDO (RU)ODDO ELISABETTA 6.0 2 V B BIO/04
16270 - COMPARATIVE ANATOMY ROCCHERI (CU)ROCCHERI MARIA CARMELA 6.0 2 V B BIO/06


Teachings third year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
01610 - BIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT DI LIEGRO (PA)DI LIEGRO CARLO MARIA 6.0 1 V B BIO/06
03369 - GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY MULE' (PO)MULE' FLAVIA 9.0 1 V B BIO/09
15958 - GENERAL AND APPLIED ECOLOGY WITH PRACTICE MAZZOLA (PO)MAZZOLA ANTONIO 12.0 1 V
GENERAL ECOLOGY MAZZOLA (PO) 6.0 B BIO/07
ECOLOGY APPLICATIONS WITH PRACTICE SARA' (PO) 6.0 C BIO/07
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 4.0 2 G E
13121 - PRACTICE 15.0 2 G F
16852 - COMPETENCES RELATED TO THE LABOUR MARKET 2 1.0 2 G F
Free subjects 12.0 D




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