Learning objectives

The Degree Course in Biology aims to prepare graduates with good basic knowledge of the main fields of biology, who are familiar with specific methods of scientific investigation and who possess multidisciplinary methodological and technological knowledge for biological investigation; solid operational and applicative competences and skills in the field of biology, with particular reference to wide-ranging biological and instrumental analysis procedures, aimed at both research and monitoring and control activities; good written and oral knowledge of at least one European Union language, in particular English; adequate competences and tools for communication and management of scientific information; good ability to work in a team, to operate with sufficient autonomy and to readily fit into work environments; the basic cognitive tools for the continuous updating of one's knowledge.
The Bachelor of Science in Biology initially includes basic teaching in the mathematical, physical and chemical disciplines as well as in the biological disciplines (Zoology, Genetics). Subsequently, teaching is planned exclusively in the area of biological disciplines and their methodologies. There is also a course in Biological Laboratory Techniques and a practical-application intermship (inside or outside the university facility). Adequate space is also left for in-depth study of topics of interest to the individual student through free-choice courses.
At the end of their training, Biology graduates will have acquired the ability to convey knowledge, judgements and conclusions in a clear manner, comprehensible even to non-specialists, and to present orally and in writing reports on their work to a wide range of interlocutors, also with the aid of specific audio-visual aids.
This ability will be fostered and tested by means of public lectures by the students on specific topics assigned by the lecturers of the various subjects and, in addition, during the final examination, for which the students will be required to give a written and oral presentation of the biological techniques and topics they dealt with during their training period.