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Degree programme objectives

The study of this programme is aimed at an acquirement of knowledge and skills necessary for laboratory practice in various fields of modern experimental biology and/or for the further education in the selected specialization. Alumni of this Bachelor's degree programme obtain both the basics in main disciplines of the modern experimental biology (cell and molecular biology, genetics, anatomy and histology, physiology, microbiology, anthropology) and more detailed knowledge in the selected study specialization (Experimental Plant Biology, Experimental Animal Biology and Immunology, MIcrobiology, Human Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics). Other relevant biology disciplines (plant and animal phylogeny and diversity, evolutionary biology) and the main chemistry disciplines (anorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry) including laboratory practicals represent also an integral part of this education.

Study plans

Admission Procedures
Admission to Bachelor's and long-cycle Master's degree programmes in 2023/2024
Submission deadline until midnight 28/2/2023

Studies

  • Objectives

    The study of this programme is aimed at an acquirement of knowledge and skills necessary for laboratory practice in various fields of modern experimental biology and/or for the further education in the selected specialization. Alumni of this Bachelor's degree programme obtain both the basics in main disciplines of the modern experimental biology (cell and molecular biology, genetics, anatomy and histology, physiology, microbiology, anthropology) and more detailed knowledge in the selected study specialization (Experimental Plant Biology, Experimental Animal Biology and Immunology, MIcrobiology, Human Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics). Other relevant biology disciplines (plant and animal phylogeny and diversity, evolutionary biology) and the main chemistry disciplines (anorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry) including laboratory practicals represent also an integral part of this education.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • Be well informed about the structure and functions of various types of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, tissues and organs and to observe independently these structures in the light microscope.
    • Understand the structure and functioning of the genes and genomes in viruses, bacteria, fungi, plants and animals including humans.
    • Understand the molecular level of main life processes in viruses, bacteria, fungi, plants and animals including humans.
    • Understand the principles and the nature of changes in genetic information of the organisms including possible phenotype effects
    • Be well informed about phylogeny and diversity of all living forms and to understand the principles of evolution at various levels including the molecular one.
    • Use the correct methods of statistical analysis during the planning and evaluation of the biological experiments and apply appropriate bioinformatics approaches in the analysis of biological data.
    • Orient in detail in the basic areas of experimental plant biology, including the correct use of the most important methodological approaches for laboratory work.
    • Orient in detail in the basic areas of experimental animal biology, including the correct use of the most important methodological approaches for laboratory work.
    • Orient in detail in the basic areas of microbiology, including the correct use of the most important methodological approaches for laboratory work.
    • Orient in detail in the basic areas of human biology, including the correct use of the most important methodological approaches for laboratory work.
    • Orient in detail in the basic areas of molecular biology and genetics, including the correct use of the most important methodological approaches for laboratory work.
    • Orient in detail in the basic areas of cell biology, including the correct use of the most important methodological approaches for laboratory work.
    • Independently obtain up-to-date scientific information from relevant sources, critically evaluate it and process it into comprehensive communications.
    • Work with professional literature and information sources in English, use professional terminology correctly when communicating in English.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Although the continuation in Master's degree programmes with direct access is expected for the majority of students, the alumni come in useful especially in the fields of biomedicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture and food industry, both in the research and practical applications. Their qualification allows them to participate in research projects as well as in laboratory practice, especially in the field of introduction, innovations and routine use of molecular biology and other experimental approaches and methods.

  • Practical Training

    This is an academic study program in which no mandatory practical training is required.

  • Goals of Theses

    Bachelor's thesis has the character of a review that a student compiles on the given topic on the basis of recent scholarly publications. The Bachelor's thesis is not an independent research project and thus it contains no laboratory data. Detailed instructions for an elaboration of the Bachelor's thesis for different study specializations are published on web pages of the Department of Experimental Biology (see below).

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completion of the Bachelor's studies, it is possible to continue further studies in any Master's degree programme (after satisfying the admission requirements). The Faculty of Science of the Masaryk University offers these study programmes with direct access:

    Experimental Plant Biology

    Experimental Animal Biology and Immunology

    MIcrobiology

    Human Biology

    Molecular Biology and Genetics

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Abbreviation
B-EMB
Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
academic
Degree
Bc.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

185
estimated number of admitted
268
number of active students
54
number of theses/dissertations

Faculty of Science
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