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Neurobiology, Second Cycle of Courses (WBL-0307-2SO)

(in Polish: Neurobiologia, stacjonarne drugiego stopnia)
full-time, 2 years
Language: Polish

Qualification awarded:

(in Polish) Magisterium na neurobiologii

Access to further studies:

education in doctoral school, postgraduate programmes

Professional status:

Graduates of the second-cycle programme of study have an advanced knowledge of the neurobiological scope of the basic and prescribed subjects in their field of study, and are capable of its creative application. This knowledge comprises information on the various aspects of the structure and function of the brain and other parts of the nervous system, and in particular on the relationship between the human brain and human behaviour. Graduates have the practical skills needed for the application of the methods and techniques necessary to plan and carry out their own research projects. They are proficient enough in English to read, analyse, and interpret English-language scientific publications on neurobiology. They are able to present and discuss papers on neurobiology (including those published in English), as well as the results of their own research. They may be expected to work creatively on their own initiative and to be ready to find solutions to the problems put to them. They hold the qualifications required to apply for admission to doctoral studies in a variety of fields of study. The knowledge and skills they have acquired and developed qualify them for employment in research and development on neurobiology, and in teaching neurobiology in institutions of higher education and scientific research institutions.

Access requirements

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entrance examination

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 - Knowledge of the neurobiological basis of cognitive functions of a brain as well as of emotions - Knowledge of neuropathological as well as neuropsychological basis of brain functions disorders and possibilities of their treatment - Knowledge of molecular basis of interactions between nervous system and other systems of an organism - Comprehension of possibilities as well limitations of applying experiments in psychophysiological and neuropsychological research in people - Comprehension of the meaning of empirical research for explanation of phenomena and processes related to various brain functions - Knowledge as well as comprehension of the principles natural sciences methodology - Knowledge of terms, instruments as well as methods of neuroinformatics - Knowledge of basic methods of modelling processes within neural networks as well as comprehension of needs of their appliance - Knowledge of principles of planning researches, where instruments as well as research techniques of neurobiology are applied - Knowledge of rules for the financing of research and application projects regarding neurobiology - Knowledge of basic occupational safety and health rules regarding working in a laboratory - Knowledge of principles of intellectual property protection and copyright law - Knowledge of general rules of creating as well as developing of individual entrepreneurship, which applies neurobiological knowledge SKILLS - Ability to apply advanced microscopy techniques in neurobiological research - Ability to apply electrophysiological techniques in neurobiological research - Ability to apply techniques of molecular biology in neurobiological research - Efficient appliance of a current academic literature regarding neurobiology, both in Polish and in English - Ability to make a critical judgement in analysing as well as selecting information which is published in an academic literature, Internet and particularly in mass media - Ability to plan as well as perform research tasks under supervision - Ability to apply advanced mathematical and statistical methods as well as computational techniques, which are suitable for neurobiological problems - Ability to acquire and interpret empirical data, as well as to reach conclusions on that basis - Ability to express reasoned judgements on the basis of data from variety of sources - Ability to prepare a speech on his/her own research projects, applying variety of verbal means of communication - Ability to prepare a scientific contribution in Polish and in a foreign language, on the basis of his/her own research works - Ability to prepare as well as present a speech both in Polish and in English, regarding detailed neurobiological issues - Ability to plan his/her professional or academic career - Linguistic skills regarding biological sciences, in accordance with demands stated for B2+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages SOCIAL COMPETENCES - Awareness of the need of lifelong learning, ability to inspire as well as organise other peoples’ learning process - Ability to plan a work of a team, particularly within the scope of assigning responsibilities and time managing, taking into account views of other team members - Ability to act self-critically as well as to reach conclusions on the basis of analysis of his/her skills, stands and actions - Responsibility for entrusted equipment, his/her as well as others work, respect for other peoples’ work - Acting in accordance with principles of research ethics, critical attitude towards plagiarism - Comprehension of the need of extending and developing the knowledge of neurobiology as well as other natural sciences by constant reading scientific and popular science journals, also for practical appliances - Awareness of risks involved by applying research techniques, responsibility for his/her own as well as other peoples’ occupational safety - Ability to think as well as to act in a business-focused way