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Learning outcomes for students who began their studies in the academic year 2019/2020

KNOWLEDGE

The graduate knows and understands:

  • the complexity of ecological processes and phenomena on the basis of empirical evidence found in various disciplines
  • methodology of biological sciences with a special focus on ecology and evolutionism; they can critically analyze data using relevant mathematical and statistical methods
  •  issues in ecological and exact sciences necessary to understand relations, dependencies and functioning of organism in the environment
  • issues in ecology, evolutionism and selected specializations in biological sciences, thanks to which they notice the relations and dependencies on different levels of functioning of natural environment
  • current and new global threats to natural environment
  • the complexity of dependencies and mechanisms of evolution
  • current and significant research achievements and developmental trends in ecology, evolutionism and molecular biology
  • the most important trends of biological sciences development in the field of ecology and evolution
  • basic and advanced methods of modeling the occurrence of phenomena and biological processes using mathematic, statistical and computational methods
  • principles of planning research, verifying research hypotheses, as well as research techniques and aids used in ecology and molecular biology
  • rules of acquiring and settling academic and developmental  projects in the field of biological sciences
  • basic work safety regulations and the principles of ergonomics
  • principles of intellectual property protection and copyrights
  • general principles of encouraging and developing individual entrepreneurship, using knowledge of ecology
  • dynamic  development of biological sciences and the rise of new programmes of study and research fields

 

Skills

The graduate is able to:

  • use advanced research techniques and tools specific for various fields of ecology
  • search for and use scientific data in English obtained from various sources
  • use specialist English terminology in ecology and biology 
  • critically analyze and select information, especially obtained from electronic sources
  • plan and carry out research tasks or expertise work under the guidance of an academic supervisor
  • use advanced statistical tools and numerical techniques relevant for solving problems in ecology and related sciences
  • use specialist knowledge to interpret and collect empirical data and to draw appropriate conclusions
  • prepare academic presentation using various verbal and multimedia techniques
  • write research paper in English that would present their own research and scientific findings
  • communicate freely in English and deliver a presentation on detailed issues in ecology, evolutionism and related fields
  • uses language skills in the field of biology following the requirements set for the B2+ level by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • independently plan their professional or academic career

 

Social competences

 

The graduate is ready to:

  • work in a team, assuming different roles, planning their tasks especially in terms of taking up different responsibilities and managing time
  • listen to, accept or reject proposals offered by other team members
  • appropriately define priorities related to the tasks assumed by themselves or by others
  • identify and solve dilemmas related to their job following ethical principles
  • identyfikacji i rozstrzygania dylematów związanych z wykonywaną pracą zgodnie z zasadami etyki
  • realistically evaluate the dangers resulting from the applied research techniques and set up a safe work environment paying attention to the principles of ergonomics
  • think and act in the spirit of entrepreneurship, taking into consideration the principles of sustainability
  • take advantage of lifelong learning, inspire and organize the process of learning of others
  • apply self-criticism and draw conclusions on the basis of self-analysis
  • consistently apply and popularize the rules of a strictly empirical interpretation of biological phenomena and processes in research and practice
  • use well-established sources of academic information and apply the principles of critical thinking in solving practical problems

Learning outcomes for students who began their studies in the academic year 2018/2019

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

KNOWLEDGE

- 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

SKILLS

- 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

SOCIAL COMPETENCES

- 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