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Degree course in NATURAL SCIENCES (Codice 2056)

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Detail Degree Course Academic year of the educational offer: 2019/2020
School:
  • SCHOOL OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Class:
  • Natural sciences (LM-60)

credits total:120

Educational objectives
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The educational programme is completed by laboratory activities, internship and practice at public and private accredited institutions, as well as by field experimentation, through multi- and inter-disciplinary study trips. At the end of the course, 2nd cycle graduates will possess advanced knowledge with respect to the study of biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems, to their conservation, to the techniques of land management and to the processes affecting the quality of environment and the conservation of biodiversity.
Professional opportunities
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Profile: naturalist Functions: Graduates of this Course must be able to carry out: basic and applied natural science research; cataloguing of naturalistic assets and design of monitoring plans; impact evaluation, recovery and management of natural environments; faunal management and conservation of biodiversity; application of the norms of environmental regulations requiring natural science competences; organisation and management of scientific museums, aquariums, botanical gardens and natural parks; activities related to the naturalistic and environmental education (preparation of educational tools, even multimedia ones for schools, universities, natural museums, parks, aquariums and botanical gardens). Skills: Thanks to the acquired competences, graduates of this Course may practice, from the first employment after the end of the course, the profession of Botanist, Zoologist, and Ecologist. They will be able to plan, Illustrate and interpret field and laboratory activities, selecting the most appropriate procedures for elaborating, analysing and synthetizing data, for impact evaluation studies (flora, fauna) and assessment; preparation of (biological and a-biological)thematic maps through the use of GIS and databases. They will be able to develop methods and techniques of territorial survey. Professional opportunities In the public sector: Universities and Research agencies; Environmental management and services, Ministries, local authorities and other public bodies; National and Regional environment protection agencies; National Healthcare Institutions, experimental stations, archaeological superintendence. In the private sector, graduates of the course may carry out their activity in various types of companies and professional practices dealing with environmental issues. Graduates in possession of the credits required by current legislation may participate in the admission tests to training courses for teaching staff for secondary schools of first and second degree. Further occupational areas consist of: - museum activities in scientific or naturalistic museums; - scientific dissemination activities and scientific journalism; - design of natural parks and plans for Park Plans; - management of protected areas.
Final examination features
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The final examination consists of the preparation of an original written dissertation, consistent with the Course objectives, prepared under the guidance of a supervisor (usually a professor of the course) and of the presentation of the dissertation to the examining Board (Educational regulations of the Degree Course, approved on January, 31, 2017).


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Teachings first year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
16168 - VOLCANOLOGY course specifications PARELLO (PO) 6.0 1 V B GEO/08
17209 - ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY course specifications AGNESI (PO) 6.0 1 V C GEO/04
20537 - FAUNA AND FLORA MANAGEMENT - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications SAJEVA (PA) 9.0 1 V
FAUNAL PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT LO VALVO (RU) 6.0 B BIO/05
FLORA PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT SAJEVA (PA) 3.0 C BIO/03
20691 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS - EQUIVALENT TO LEVEL B2 course specifications 6.0 1 G F
03014 - APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY course specifications MANACHINI (RU) 6.0 2 V B AGR/11
05511 - VERTEBRATE PALAEONTOLOGY course specifications MASINI (PO) 6.0 2 V B GEO/01
19977 - ECOLOGY APPLICATIONS course specifications GIANGUZZA (PA) 9.0 2 V B BIO/07
20536 - SOIL ECO-SYSTEMIC SERVICES course specifications LO PAPA (RU) 6.0 2 V B AGR/14


Teachings second year
credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
13121 - PRACTICE 3.0 1 G F
16487 - BIOLOGY AND HUMAN EVOLUTION - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications SINEO (PO) 9.0 1 V
BIODIVERSITY AND HUMAN VARIABILITY DUMAS (RU) 6.0 B BIO/08
ECOLOGY AND HUMAN EVOLUTION SINEO (PO) 3.0 C BIO/08
20538 - BIOGEOGRAPHY - INTEGRATED COURSE course specifications ILARDI (PA) 9.0 1 V
ZOOGEOGRAPHY MARRONE (PA) 3.0 C BIO/05
GEOBOTANY ILARDI (PA) 6.0 B BIO/03
05917 - FINAL EXAMINATION 27.0 2 G E
19792 - APPLIED STATISTICS FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH course specifications 6.0 2 V B SECS-S/02
Free subjects (suggested) 12.0 D


Elective activities

Free subjects (suggested) credits Term Val. Area Scientific sector
12451 - GEOSCIENCES TEACHING METHODOLOGY course specifications MADONIA (RU) 6.0 2 V D GEO/04


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