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BACHELOR IN NATURAL SCIENCES

Students with foreign title must apply through the unique on-line form until August 30th 2017.

 

MASTER IN EVOLUTION OF ANIMAL AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR

How to apply for the Master in Environmental Biology at the University of Turin

For the academic year 2017/18 students with foreign title must apply through the unique on-line form until November 30th 2017.


Admission requirements

For foreign students who should have some knowledge of the Italian language, there will be an evaluation of their current level of academic achievement, which will be relevant to the Master’s degree, and therefore focused on biological themes. In particular, the candidates should possess basic knowledge of the following subjects:

Physics. Quantities and units in physics, chemistry and biology. Experimental errors.
Thermodynamics laws. Heat, work. Properties and states of the matter.

Cell biology. Cell structure and functions. Protein synthesis. Transcription, translation and post-translational processes. Cell signaling. Cell-cell communication: growth factors and hormones. Receptors and intracellular messengers. Intracellular signaling pathways.

Evolutionary Biology. Hierarchical classifications and taxonomy. Classical and modern Darwinian theory. The concept of species. Natural selection. Directional, stabilizing, divergent and frequency-dependent selection. Adaptation.

General Physiology.  General properties and laws of diffusion. Water and osmosis. Transports through cell membranes and epithelia. Basic concepts of motor and sensory systems. Sensory transduction. Reflexes. Metabolism and temperature control.

Matematics and statistics. Main functions used in biology. Elementary concepts of calculus of functions of one variable. Graphs of elementary functions (straight, hyperbolic, exponential). Derivatives of functions of one variable. Distributions. Parameters of location and dispersion. Basics of elementary probability theory. Conditional probabilities. Random variables, expected values.

Biochemistry. Structure of biomolecules. Protein, enzyme kinetics, affinity, saturation, Michaelis-Menten, glycolysis, aerobic respiration. Reactions exo/endergonic.

Genetics. DNA structure. Basic genetic mechanisms. RNA synthesis. Gene structure. Regulation of gene expression. Inheritance.

Neuroanatomy/Neurophysiology. Functional neuroanatomy concepts. Brain, spinal cord, brain stem, cerebellum and Diencephalon, Telencephalon, autonomic nervous system, the hypothalamic-pituitary system. General concepts of Neuroendocrinology. Neurotransmitters, neurohormones, hormones.

Biology of Reproduction. Asexual and sexual reproduction in animals.

Skills

The objective of this Master degree consists of the training of subjects aimed at acquiring highly competitive competencies in both the academic and job market, through the development of specific skills in interpreting the animal and human behavior.

Learning outcomes
Graduates in this master degree will acquire thorough knowledge of experimental and analytical methods used in behavioral research. They will develop a high level of competence in the analysis of proximate and remote causes of behavior. They will able to plan and realize, either alone or in collaboration, research programs, including applied research of relevance to environmental policy objectives. Graduates may continue towards a research career (university, museum) through a further level of training (PhD), through employment in organizations involved in monitoring, management or fauna conservation (regional environmental agencies, regional and provincial parks, non-governmental organizations, private companies), or through freelance consultancy.

MASTER IN SCIENCE AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF NATURAL SYSTEMS

How to apply for the Master in Environmental Biology at the University of Turin

For the academic year 2017/18 students with foreign title must apply through the unique on-line form until November 30th 2017.


Admission requirements

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