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Neurobiology, First Cycle of Courses (WBL-0307-1SO)

(in Polish: Neurobiologia, stacjonarne pierwszego stopnia)
full-time, 3 years (6 semesters)
Language: Polish

Qualification awarded:

(in Polish) Licencjat na neurobiologii

Access to further studies:

second-cycle programmes, postgraduate programmes

Professional status:

Graduates of the First-Cycle Programme of Study in Neurobiology have a broad knowledge of general issues in neuroscience, including elements of psychology, based on a broad framework of natural sciences. They are able to handle basic research equipment, to carry out basic analytical work in the laboratory and to conduct research on biological material. They have at least the B2-level proficiency in English on the CEFR scale. They are able to search and gather information from scientific literature databases. They possess qualifications and practical skills alowing them to work in research and medical laboratories and institutions. The academic curriculum they have completed gives our first-cycle graduates the qualifications necessary to continue their education at the second-cycle level, primarily in neuroscience and biology.

Access requirements

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Selection on the basis of matura school-leaving examination results.

Teaching standards

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Graduates who complete the programme of study have acquired the learning outcomes specified in Resolution No. 34/III/2012 adopted by the Senate of the Jagiellonian University on 28th March 2012 on the introduction of learning outcomes for particular fields of study conducted at the Jagiellonian University as of the 2012/2013 academic year, with later amendments. Graduates hold the following qualifications as regards knowledge, skills, and social competences: KNOWLEDGE - Ability to describe molecular basis of functioning of living organisms - Knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry which is necessary in order to understand basic biological phenomena and processes - Ability to describe the structure and functions of animal cells, particularly including features of neurons - Ability to list basic rules of heredity - Comprehension of basic mechanisms of evolution - Knowledge of basis of animals classification - Comprehension of the significance of statistical as well as numerical methods in order to describe and interpret biological phenomena and processes - Comprehension of the significance of empirical studies in order to explain grounds of neurobiological processes - Ability to describe the structure and physiological functions of vertebrates’ organs and systems - Ability to describe the structure and individual development of vertebrates’ somatic and autonomic nervous system - Knowledge of the structure and functions of sensory system of vertebrates and invertebrates - Comprehension of the significance of evolutionary processes in phylogenetically development of the nervous system - Ability to describe neurophysiological mechanisms of functioning of nervous cells and their organisation - Ability to describe neurophysiological mechanisms of functioning of sensory systems, motor systems, and brain - Knowledge as well as comprehension of neuronal grounds and mechanisms of behaviour of animals and humans - Knowledge and comprehension of neurobiological grounds of psychic functions of a human brain: perception, memory, emotions, conscience, as well as relations between brain and mind - Knowledge of relations between nervous system, endocrine system, and immunity system - Ability to describe effects of drugs and toxic compounds on nervous system - Ability to describe physiological correlates of thinking processes - Knowledge of basic notions, methods, as well as theories of psychology - Knowledge of basic instruments and techniques applied in neurobiological studies - Comprehension of relations between achievements of neurobiology and possibilities of their appliance - Ability to define basic rules of health and safety at work - Knowledge and comprehension of basic notions and rules of intellectual property protection law, as well as copyright law - Knowledge of general rules of creating as well as developing forms of individual entrepreneurship, which applies knowledge concerning neurobiology SKILLS - Ability to measure as well as assess credibility of basic physical and chemical quantities - Ability to apply basic research techniques concerning cytology and histology - Ability to apply basic research techniques concerning biochemistry - Ability to prepare simple preparations of nervous tissue - Comprehension of Polish literature concerning neurobiology; ability to read and understand short scientific texts in English - Critical position towards information is literature, Internet, and mass media, which concern neurobiology - Ability to apply on-line data bases which contain scientific literature - Under supervision of a tutor ability to carry out on his/her own, or in a team, a simple research task - Ability to apply basic statistical methods and information techniques in order to describe phenomena and analyse data - Ability to reach proper conclusions on the basis of data of various sources - Ability to prepare both in Polish and in English a well-documented study of issues concerning neurobiology - Ability to give speeches both in Polish and in English regarding issues concerning neurobiology, applying a scientific language - Ability to learn on his/her own in a directed way; ability to plan his/her education - Linguistic skills in accordance with requirements stated for the level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages SOCIAL COMPETENCES - Comprehension of the need of a life-long learning, as well as the need of improving professional and individual competences - Ability to cooperate and work in a group, as well as lead a small team of people - Ability to properly define priorities which enable performing specified tasks - Ability to properly identify, as well as solve ethical dilemmas related to pursuing the profession - Consequent application as well as promotion of the rule of strict, based on empirical grounds, interpreting biological phenomena and processes - Responsibility for his/her own as well as others’ safety at work; ability to react in a situation of threat - Need of constant updating the professional knowledge - Ability to think and act in an entrepreneurial way