Biological sciences is the study of life and living organisms, their life cycles, adaptations and environment. The animal behavior major blends biology and psychology to examine study life from a variety of perspectives, including ecological, evolutionary and physiological dimensions. Related labs, tutorial sessions, and field trips provide hands-on experience in a wide range of biological disciplines. Few areas of biological science are more thought provoking than the field of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance. In anatomy, you will study the composition of the human body and how it operates as a living organism.
In your first year, you’ll be in timetabled teaching activities such as lectures, seminars, practical classes and workshops, guided independent study sessions and fieldwork for about 14 hours a week. Kevin Dunbar and his students spent many hours meticulously interviewing real biologists from top laboratories, recording their lab meetings, and reading grant applications and manuscripts of research papers. On this module you’ll attend lectures, practical classes and workshops, and supervised time in a studio or workshops and you’ll take part in fieldwork study and guided independent study.
Evolutionary biology is partly based on paleontology , which uses the fossil record to answer questions about the mode and tempo of evolution, 57 and partly on the developments in areas such as population genetics 58 In the 1980s, developmental biology re-entered evolutionary biology after its initial exclusion from the modern synthesis through the study of evolutionary developmental biology 59 Phylogenetics , systematics , and taxonomy are related fields often considered part of evolutionary biology.
The next larger scale, cell biology , studies the structural and physiological properties of cells , including their internal behavior , interactions with other cells, and with their environment This is done on both the microscopic and molecular levels, for unicellular organisms such as bacteria , as well as the specialized cells of multicellular organisms such as humans Understanding the structure and function of cells is fundamental to all of the biological sciences.
Within the sciences, industries with demand for biology graduates include agriculture, biotechnology, ecology, genetics, neurobiology, horticulture, food science, marine biology, conservation and the environment and wildlife documentary production. Branch of science which deals with the study of chemical reactions in relations to life activities. On this module you’ll attend lectures and take part in fieldwork study.
Four unifying principles form the foundation of modern biology: cell theory, evolution, genetics and homeostasis. Students who study the biological sciences will be able to pursue many career avenues particularly within research, teaching, sales and in field work roles. Evolution is the change over time that is the engine of biological diversity. Whatever the initial tension between the two disciplines, newer methods and critical insights made their way into evolutionary biology leading to a new area of research traveling under the new banner of molecular evolution.