Biological Sciences

Course coordinator: Prof. Anna Olivieri,

Bachelor in Biological Sciences - The Programme

The first level degree programme in Biological Sciences is aimed to provide students with a thorough knowledge on the molecular, morphological  and  physiological features of all the processes related to life on Earth. The program integrates  lectures, laboratory stages and field trips to build a solid theoretic and methodological  training necessary to understand animals, plants and microbial organisms, in their natural contexts.
The study of the living things has grown tremendously in the last years and expanded from the understanding of the biochemical mechanism of life in the single cell to the analysis of the dynamics of complex ecosystems.  Thus, the general organization of the program must include wide range of disciplines.
The program  runs  over three years of time. Some early courses are aimed to provide adequate basic knowledge on Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics necessary to approach the study of the living systems at different levels.  Later, more specific courses will lead the student  through the all main disciplines of Biology, including Biochemistry, Physiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Zoology and Botanics.
Based on the personal interest and skill,  during the third year of the program, the student may integrate the educational program by  autonomously including some advanced courses focused on biomolecular, biomedical or environmental subjects.
Practical laboratory work is an integral and important part of the educational program. During the third year of the program, students are also invited to join a laboratory of the Department in order to experience the practical activity at the bench or on outdoor fieldwork, depending on the discipline of choice.  This experience will be the topic of an experimental thesis that the students will prepared by the end of the program and whose discussion will be the last event for the  final graduation.

The achievement of the first degree on Biological Sciences enables the graduates to direct access to all the master courses on Life Sciences offered by the Department of Biology and Biotechnology.


(the complete syllabus of the Biological Sciences course subjects – in italian and english – can be downloaded here)

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500321Citology and Histology↗️9Common1 Course A1Biggiogera M.
Bottone M.G.
500321Citology and Histology↗️9Common1 Course B1Bottone M.G.↗️
500173Mathematics↗️6Common1 Course A1Veneroni M.↗️
500173Mathematics↗️6Common1 Course B1Schimperna G.F.↗️
500172General and Inorganic Chemistry↗️9Common1 Course A1Nicolis S.↗️
500172General and Inorganic Chemistry↗️9Common1 Course B1Dacarro G.↗️
500324Botany↗️9Common1 Course A2Tosi S.
Nicola L.
500324Botany↗️9Common1 Course B2Rossi G.
Orsenigo S.
Tosi S.
500327Zoology↗️9Common1 Course A2Bonizzoni M.
Gasperi G.
500327Zoology↗️9Common1 Course B2Ometto L.↗️
500178Organic Chemistry↗️6Common1 Course A2Toma L.↗️
500178Organic Chemistry↗️6Common1 Course B2Protti S.↗️
500301PhysicsMOD. 1
MOD. 2
9Common1 Course A2Macchiavello C.↗️
500301PhysiscsMOD. 1
MOD. 2
6Common1 Course B2Giulotto E.↗️
500191Biochemistry↗️9Common21Torti M.↗️
502241General Physiology↗️9Common21Biella G.
Moccia F.
502244Ecology↗️9Common21Occhipinti A.
Pavan G.
Marchini A.
500404English Language↗️3Common22Bendelli G.↗️
500799Genetics↗️9Common22Semino O.
Olivieri A.
502245Comparative Anatomy↗️6Common21Bertone V.↗️
501317Microbiology↗️9Common22De Rossi E.↗️
502246Biometry and Lab↗️6Common22Verderio P.↗️
500433Molecular Biology↗️9Common31Giulotto E.
Nergadze S.
502247Plant Physiology↗️9Common31Balestrazzi A.
Macovei A.
502249Laboratory of Methods and Technologies for the Environment↗️6Optional course (Group 1)32Assini S.
Della Rocca F.
502272Laboratory of Cellular Methods↗️6Optional course (Group 1)31Raimondi E.
Bottiroli G.
502269Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry↗️6Optional course (Group 1)32Binda C.
Forneris F.
Canobbio I.
502248Plant Ecology↗️6Optional course (Group 2)31Nola P.
Rossi G.
500198Pharmacology↗️6Optional course (Group 2)31Peviani M.
Verri M.
502250Applied Ecology↗️6Optional course (Group 2)31Pavan G.
Sconfietti R.
502251Applied Zoology↗️6Optional course (Group 2)31Gomulski L.↗️
501698General Pathology↗️6Optional course (Group 2)31Perucca P.↗️
501687Immunology↗️6Optional course (Group 2)32Cereda C.↗️
502273Human Anatomy Notions↗️6Optional course (Group 2)32Bertone V.↗️
502271Genetics II↗️6Optional course (Group 2)32Raimondi E.↗️
503415Nutrition Biochemistry↗️6Optional course (Group 2)32Torti M.
Canobbio I.
502270Molecular Biology II↗️6Optional course (Group 2)31Maga G.
Magnani F.
501096Computer Skills↗️3Common32Corso online
508266Elements of Mathematics for Teaching↗️6Student's free choice32Antonini S.
Maffia A.
509637Principles of Bioinformatics↗️6Student's free choiceLescai F.↗️
508009Laboratory of Comparative Anatomy and Citology9Student's free choice32
502256Laboratory of Comparative Anatomy and Citology15Student's free choice32
508012Laboratory of Biochemistry9Student's free choice32
502259Laboratory of Biochemistry15Student's free choice32
509642Laboratory of Bioinformatics9Student's free choice32
509636Laboratory of Bioinformatics15Student's free choice32
508013Laboratory of Molecular Biology9Student's free choice32
502260Laboratory of Molecular Biology15Student's free choice32
509415Laboratory of Biometry9Student's free choice32
509415Laboratory of Biometry15Student's free choice32
508005Laboratory of Botany9Student's free choice32
502253Laboratory of Botany15Student's free choice32
508006Laboratory of Environmental Botany9Student's free choice32
504292Laboratory of Environmental Botany15Student's free choice32
508021Laboratory of General Chemistry9Student's free choice32
503221Laboratory of General Chemistry15Student's free choice32
508023Laboratory of Organic Chemistry9Student's free choice32
503222Laboratory of Organic Chemistry15Student's free choice32
508010Laboratory of Ecology9Student's free choice32
502257Laboratory of Ecology15Student's free choice32
508014Laboratory of Pharmacology9Student's free choice32
502261Laboratory of Pharmacology15Student's free choice32
508024Laboratory of Physics9Student's free choice32
504466Laboratory of Physics15Student's free choice32
508011Laboratory of Physiology9Student's free choice32
502258Laboratory of Physiology15Student's free choice32
508007Laboratory of Plant Physiology9Student's free choice32
502254Laboratory of Plant Physiology15Student's free choice32
508015Laboratory of Genetics9Student's free choice32
502262Laboratory of Genetics15Student's free choice32
508018Laboratory of Immunology9Student's free choice32
502265Laboratory of Immunology15Student's free choice32
508020Laboratory of Mathematics9Student's free choice32
504465Laboratory of Mathematics15Student's free choice32
508016Laboratory of Microbiology9Student's free choice32
502263Laboratory of Microbiology15Student's free choice32
508017Laboratory of General Pathology9Student's free choice32
502264Laboratory of General Pathology15Student's free choice32
508019Laboratory of Parasitology9Student's free choice32
502266Laboratory of Parasitology15Student's free choice32
508008Laboratory of Zoology9Student's free choice32
502255Laboratory of Zoology15Student's free choice32

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