First level degree in Biological Sciences A.Y. 2019/2020
This course has a duration of three years and consists of 20 exams as well as work experience in public or private laboratories. There is no admission test prior to enrollment.
At the end of this course of study, graduates in Biological Sciences will inherit knowledge in various areas of both basic and applied biology, including those of some cutting-edge topics in the cellular and molecular field. They will be able to apply their knowledge for the implementation and the development of innovative analytical techniques; possess appropriate skills for defend arguments and solving bioanalytical problems; possess the base knowledge and developed the necessary learning skills to undertake further studies in various fields of Biology such as Applied and Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Evolutionary Biology, and Environmental/Marine Biology.
At the end of this course of study, graduates in Biological Sciences will have acquired operational and applied skills in the fields of both laboratory biology (analytical and industrial) and applied biology (environmental).
This preparation allows them to perform scientific and operational tasks to support productive and technological activities, laboratories and services which deal with analysis, control and management issues.
Our graduates will also be familiar with scientific methods of inquiry, and have a good knowledge of English, including the specific language used for biological and scientific disciplines in general, as well as adequate skills for communication and information management. They will be able to work not only interactively as part of a group using advanced technology and equipment, but also with a certain level of autonomy which will allow them to readily enter the world of work. To that end, in addition to the fundamental subjects of chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics, activities are also organized which are aimed at the acquisition of theoretical and experimental fundamentals of the molecular and structural organization of microorganisms, and functional aspects of animal and plant organisms, mechanisms of inheritance and development, ecological interaction and biological evolution processes.
Importance is also given to laboratory work and practical exercises both in the laboratory and in the field, as well as internships in the public sector (research or control institutes) or private organizations (companies, private laboratories), thereby facilitating career choices through a direct knowledge of the professional world.
The degree course in Biological Sciences provides graduates with the professional skills typical of technical professions concerning health and life sciences, as defined by the ISTAT classification. The professional openings expected for graduates include chemical, clinical and environmental analyses in public and private institutions, (public and private laboratories for analysis, public research organizations); public and private structures for basic and applied research (University research, CNR, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries); consultancy, private and public sector scientific reporting and promoting, the profession of junior biologist as regulated by the National Order of Biologists.
This course prepares graduates for the following professions:
- Biologists and similar professions
- Biochemical laboratory technicians