Field of studySpecial Biology

Single-subject study
Type of studyfollow-up master's
DegreeMgr.
Modefull-time
Language of instructionCzech
Standard length of studies2,0 years
Accrediteduntil 31. 8. 2020
Field of study code1501T026
Degree programme codeN1530
Offered byFaculty of Science

(only in Czech) The master study Special Biology extends the knowledge and skills acquired during Bachelor studies of the same field. Similarly as in Bachelor Special Biology, the Master is divided into four specific branches determined by individual study plans, themes of Diploma theses and subjects of State exams. These four branches include: Experimental Biology of Plants Experimental Biology of Animals and Immunology Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology Ecotoxicology Graduates from the Master Special Biology are well educated in one of the areas of experimental biology of their choice both in theoretical and practical levels. Within this area, Diploma thesis has to be submitted. This allows the students to use the theoretical background and practical skills they obtained in real research work. The graduates are therefore capable of performing creative independent research work in various fields of experimental biology and lead the research project teams. Detailed profiles of graduates from the field "Special Biology" are described below: Experimental Biology of Plants This study is based on lectures and practical courses of plant cytology, anatomy and morphology. These disciplines deal with internal and external arrangements of plants and explain the sources of their diversity. This basis is then extended by lectures and practical courses on plant physiology that is oriented to important processes, such as photosynthesis, respiration, mineral nutrition of plants, water flow, growth, development and tactility. Explanation of these phenomena together with ecophysiology and production biology comprise the basis for teaching of special disciplines in physiology. Experimental Biology of Animals and Immunology A student graduating from this field is well trained for work in specializations requiring theoretical knowledge and practical skills in modern physiology and immunology oriented both to human and veterinary areas. Students are educated in cell signaling, the key processes for understanding of molecular control of embryonal development, tissue differentiation and regeneration, as well as carcinogenesis, immune reactions and sensoring by neural system. Diploma theses can be focused on further investigation of these processes using the bread spectrum of models from tissue cultures, invertebrates, agricultural vertebrates to humans. This field thus integrates methodical approaches of molecular biology, genetics and cell biology with behavioral sciences. Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology A student graduating from this field understands human and veterinary microbiology, including epidemiology both on theoretical and practical levels. Detailed information is provided also on ecology of microorganisms, significance of microorganisms for environment, biotechnologies and bioremediations. The spectrum of information provided and acquired practical skills gives solid guarantee for wide adaptability of graduate students in various fields of general and applied microbiology. Ecotoxicology A student graduating from this field obtained complete education to be capable of expert evaluation of biological impact of stressors on environment on molecular, cell and ecosystem levels. He/She can evaluate ecotoxicity of pure substances, such as prediction of pesticide toxicity or evaluation of chemicals according to the European legislation and complexity of effects induced by environmental mixtures. He/She understands specificities of ecotoxicology in various matrices, such as water, soil, sediments, atmosphere, and is well familiar with various sections of environment (pedology, hydrology, meteorology). In addition to this biological education in the fields mentioned above, the graduate students obtain solid education in basic chemistry, environment analyses and statistical data processing. Wide theoretical knowledge of graduating students is extended with practical experience because the most of subjects are complemented with laboratory courses in a field and excursions. Therefore, students learn many of the methods used in ecotoxicology and environment analysis in practice. The extent of courses guarantees adaptability and competitiveness of graduates giving them a chance to get a job in basic or applied biological research as well as in a field of environmental chemistry, applied ecology and environment protection.

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in 13 days (30. 4. 2014)



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