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Ecology and evolution

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Description of projected learning outcomes

Graduates hold the following qualifications as regards knowledge, skills, and social competences:

- interprets the complexity of ecological processes and phenomena in nature based on empirical evidence from various disciplines
- has knowledge of the methodology of biological sciences with particular emphasis on evolutionary ecology and makes a critical analysis of relevant data using mathematical and statistical methods
- possesses essential knowledge of environmental science and sciences necessary to understand the relationships, dependencies and functioning of organisms in the environment
- possesses in-depth knowledge of ecology, evolution and selected specializations of biological sciences, through which the student recognises the relationships and dependencies at different functioning levels of the natural environment
- knows existing and recognizes new global threats to the natural environment
- possesses in-depth knowledge of the dependencies and mechanisms of evolution
- knows and keeps track of important scientific achievements and scientific developmental trends in ecology, evolution and molecular biology
- recognizes dynamic development of the biological sciences and the emergence of new trends and research disciplines
- indicates the most important trends in the development of biological sciences in the field of ecology and evolution
- knows the basic and advanced methods of modeling the course of biological phenomena and processes using mathematical, statistical and computing methods
- knows the rules of planning research, verifying research hypotheses, research techniques and tools used in ecology and molecular biology
- has knowledge of the ways of acquiring and accounting research and implementation projects in the field of biological sciences
- is familiar with the basic rules of safety and health at work as well as ergonomics
- knows, understands and applies the intellectual property rights and copyright law
- knows the general rules for foundation and development of individual entrepreneurship using ecological concepts

- employs advanced techniques and research tools specific to different fields of ecology
- is able to search various sources for scientific information in English and take advantage of it
- uses specialized ecological and biological terminology in English
- demonstrates skills of critical analysis and selecting information especially from electronic sources
- able to plan and carry out research tasks and expertise under the guidance of an academic supervisor
- uses advanced statistical tools and  numerical techniques appropriate for solving problems in the field of ecology and related sciences
- uses expertise to interpret collected empirical data and to draw appropriate conclusions
- formulates correct conclusions and judgments based on collected empirical data
- is able to prepare a scientific presentation using various types of verbal and multimedia communication
- has the ability to write a research paper in English presenting their own research and scientific discoveries
- has the ability to make speeches in English on specific issues of ecology, evolution and related fields
- independently plans his/her professional or scientific/academic career
- has English language skills  of level B2+ (in accordance with Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)specializing in biological sciences

- understands the need for learning throughout life/lifelong learning, is able to inspire and organize the learning process of others
- knows how to work in a team assuming different roles, can schedule the work especially when it comes to dividing the responsibilities and  time management
- is able to hear out, accept or reject the opinion of other team members, especially subordinates
- is able to prioritize appropriately for the task set by oneself or others
- is able to be self-critical and to draw conclusions based on self-analysis
- identifies and resolves the dilemmas associated with the work performed in accordance with ethical principles
- consistently applies and disseminates the principle of strict interpretation of biological phenomena and processes in research and practical activities based on empirical data
- has a habit of using recognized sources of scientific information and principles of critical reasoning in solving practical problems
- exhibits responsibility for assessing the risks arising from the use of research techniques and creating safe work environment taking into account the principles of ergonomics
- regularly updates on biological knowledge and information about its practical applications
- is able to think and act in an entrepreneurial manner