Full-time training

In-depth research training, teaching activities within the needs of continuing studies in doctoral programs


Duration of study: 2 years

The training program 7M01501 - "Biology" is designed for training in the field of pedagogical sciences as part of the direction of teachers in natural sciences.

The purpose of the educational program is the formation of general cultural and professional (project, research, communicative, organizational and managerial, critical expert, pedagogical) competencies among graduate students, the development of skills for their implementation in practical activities (design, research, communication, organizational, managerial, critical, expert, pedagogical) in accordance with the requirements of the country legislation.

The relevance of the educational program 7M01501 - “Biology” is to implement a new approach to formation of key competencies and learning outcomes needed by a graduate in the field of pedagogical sciences.

To the advantages of this educational program relate a wide choice of places for employment, getting a well-paid job, career growth and improving the quality of life, adaptability to rapidly changing real conditions, as well as the formation of basic professional competencies for future teachers of higher education; possibility for independent research activities of post-graduates as part of an experiment at all its stages; the ability to work with scientific and technical information, use national and international experience in professional activities, critically analyze existing concepts, theories and approaches to the analysis of processes and phenomena, apply knowledge of pedagogy and psychology of higher education in their pedagogical activity.

EP code Annual tuition fee Cost per 1 ECTS credit Number of ECTS credits to be mastered
7M01501 390 000 tenge 6 500 tenge 60

The main objectives of the training program

Individual approach in education;

In-depth theoretical and practical individual training in various areas of biology, in compliance with the state and the market needs, scientific and practical activities of departments involved in training postgraduates, and in pedagogical activity;

Mastering most important and fundamental knowledge that provides a holistic view of scientific picture of the world and the biosphere;

Development of the desire for continuous self-improvement and self-development, the needs and skills of independent mastery of new knowledge in their life-long learning process;

Training specialists with a high level of general professional culture, including a culture of communication, having a civic position, able to formulate and solve modern scientific and practical problems, teach at universities, successfully carry out research, production, organizational and managerial activities;

Mastering fundamental knowledge at the intersection of sciences, providing professional mobility in a changing world;

Acquisition of skills in organizing and conducting field and laboratory research, implementation of necessary reserve for the continuation of scientific work in doctoral studies;

Training of specialists who are able to solve practical issues, owning the principles of organizational work and management;

Obtaining necessary minimum knowledge in the field of university pedagogy and psychology, acquisition of teaching experience a high school.

Key competencies in the training program

Comprehensive knowledge and deep understanding of challenges in teaching biology at the current stage;

Application of information and communication technologies in professional activities;

Ability to search and apply their own approaches to the process of training and education implementing multilingual education;

Selection of appropriate pedagogical technologies for differentiated and integrated learning; implementation of pedagogical monitoring, implementation of pedagogical management;

Develop current educational and organizational documentation (didactic, control and measuring materials, etc.);

Apply new pedagogical technologies, theoretical foundations, skills in adjusting professional activities;

The ability to organize research work, analyze the results;

Skills for self-education and scientific organization of labor.

Types of professional activity

Teaching;

Controlling;

Educating;

Methodical;

Research;

Socio-communicative;

Self-education.

Employability prospects for specialists

Secondary comprehnesive and specialized schools, colleges, gymnasiums, lyceums, educational departments;

Higher education institutions;

Research organizations (institutes) by profile;

City council, organizations for landscaping, ecology, etc .;

Institutions of advanced training and retraining of educational system employees;

Nature reserves, zoos, plant protection stations, sanitary-epidemiological and anti-plague stations, breeding and variety-testing stations, botanical gardens, arboretums, nature museums;

State and non-state research and production, design and geobotanical institutions, etc.;

Departments of ecology at district and regional councils; industry laboratories, departments, sections, sectors, departments of republican environmental departments (pas); research, manufacturing, medical, agricultural, pharmaceutical, administrative, expert, environmental institutions, etc. (as researchers in botany, zoology, human anatomy, physiology, ecology, genetics, biology, biotechnology, etc.);

Consulting firms, educational institutions (as the head of the methodological office of a specialist in biology).


SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Pedagogical activities in higher education and research

Ensuring continuing education at the next stage of the vocational education system (doctoral studies)

Management in the field of education with strategic thinking, applying innovative technologies and management tools

Planning and conducting laboratory and applied work, control of biotechnological processes

Creative application of fundamental and applied knowledge in pedagogical and research activities

Analysis of information, identification of fundamental problems, setting tasks and their solution


SPEAKERS AND MENTORS

OUR PARTNERS

EMPLOYMENT

Preschool institutions

Schools

Colleges

Research centers

Educational centers

Higher education institutions

INCOME

From 97 000 to 450 000 KZT

ADMISSION

Second higher education

  • Documents:
    Diploma, ID

  • Entrance tests:
    Comprehensive testing

Suleimenova Moldir. Graduated in 2004. PhD in Biology, Associate Professor. Head of the Department of Chemistry, Biology, Physical Culture and Sports of the University of Miras. Author of 3 study guides

Moshkalov Beibit. Graduated in 2018. Master of Science. Director of SI "Shymkent Dendrological Park"

Spanov Jienbek. Graduated in 2014. Master of Science. Deputy Director for Educational Work, Secondary School No. 36 named after Х.Kh. Tokmұmedova

Zhanalieva Rashida. Lecturer, Candidate of Chemical Sciences. Awarded with Diploma "The best teacher of the country" 2017

Shimelkova Rose. Lecturer, Candidate of Agricultural Sciences. Awarded with "Labor Glory" in 2015 and Certificate of Honour in 2019

Khaltaeva Kurbankul and Senbi Sandukash Abaykyzy. Students, I prize in the Republican competition of scientific papers "Modern Science"

Javadova Lydia. Student, II prize in the Republican contest of scientific works "Modern Science"

Ersin Meruert and Abdykhalyk Madina Seralқyzy. Students, II prize in the Republican competition of scientific papers Modern Science"

Baitasova Elmira. Student III prize in the III international competition of innovative projects "My own business"

Typical curriculum of the educational program 7M01501 Biology

Name of disciplines Cycle of disciplines ECTS Brief description of the disciplines
History and Philosophy of Science BD 3 Questions studied: the subject and basic concepts of modern philosophy of science; science in the culture of modern civilization; the emergence of science and the main stages of its historical evolution; the structure of scientific knowledge; the dynamics of science as a process of generating new knowledge; scientific traditions and scientific revolutions, historical types of scientific rationality; features of the modern stage of science development; prospects of scientific progress; science as a social institution; natural sciences in the structure of modern scientific knowledge; the history of pedagogical science.
Formed competencies: knowledge of the main features of science as a special type of knowledge, activity and social institution; knowledge of the main historical stages of the development of science and the variety of scientific method; ability to navigate the main ideological and methodological problems arising at the present stage of the development of science; possession of the terminological apparatus of the philosophy of science; possession of methods and techniques of logical analysis.
Pedagogy in Higher Education BD 5 The issues studied are: higher school pedagogy as a science, its methodological foundations; general theoretical foundations of higher school didactics; professional and communicative competence of a higher school teacher; driving forces and principles of teaching in higher school; the content of higher education; modern educational technologies in higher school; higher school as a social institution of education and personality formation; the essence of education in higher school.
Formed competencies: knowledge of the basics of teaching in higher school; forms, methods, educational technologies and specifics of professional and pedagogical activity of a university teacher; knowledge of forms and methods of conducting classes in higher school.
Psychology of Management BD 5 Issues studied: psychology of management in the system of scientific knowledge; basic approaches to the study of the management system; individual professional concept of the head; managerial interaction and decision-making process as an aspect of managerial activity; psychological features of the implementation of the main managerial functions; psychology of the subject of managerial activity; psychology of individual management styles.
Formed competencies: knowledge of the psychological content of managerial activity, the individual managerial concept of the head, the theoretical foundations of managerial interaction, the psychological features of the implementation of the main managerial functions, the psychology of the subject of managerial activity; knowledge of the methods of psychological research in the field of managerial activity and interaction
Foreign language (professional) BD 3 The questions studied are: grammatical material, special vocabulary, terminological material; educational material corresponding to the main disciplines of the specialty; reading, speaking, listening and writing in the professional sphere.
Formed competencies: mastering the skills of intercultural and communicative competencies of students; integration into the international professional environment; the use of a professional foreign language as a means of intercultural, scientific and professional communication.
Pedagogical Practice BD 4 Pedagogical practice is aimed at deepening, improving and consolidating the acquired theoretical knowledge, the ability to apply them in pedagogical activity. Pedagogical practice is designed to provide a close link between the scientific-theoretical and practical training of undergraduates, to give them initial experience of pedagogical activity and certain skills of scientific-psychological and pedagogical research.
Interactive Learning in Biology PD 3 The issues studied are: dialogical forms of communication; technology of problem-dialogical teaching in biology lessons;scientific, value, aesthetic and practical components of biological education; strategic, thematic and specific goals of teaching in biology; modern technologies of teaching biology; organization of work in the field of additional education in biology.
Formed competencies: knowledge and use of the technology of problem-dialogic teaching in biology lessons; the ability to set cognitive (cognitive) and value-oriented educational goals, forms, methods of monitoring the level of their achievement; the ability to form a culture of dialogue by organizing oral and written discussions on problems requiring decision-making and conflict resolution; the ability to navigate modern problems of biology; the ability to use fundamental biological concepts in professional activity.
Postgraduate Training for Methods of Teaching Biology BD 5 The issues under study are: features of the content of biological education at the university; forms of education at the university; methods and technologies of teaching at the university; a variety of pedagogical technologies used in biological education; methods used in the study of biological disciplines at the university.
Formed competencies: knowledge of the theory of the methodology of teaching biology at the university; knowledge of the peculiarities of the content of biological education at the university; the ability to demonstrate innovations using methods and technologies of teaching at the university; knowledge of the sequence of studying biological disciplines at higher educational institutions; the ability to clearly determine the place of biological sciences in the system of natural sciences; knowledge of various methods used in the study of biological disciplines at the university.
Method of Intersubject Knowledge Application at Teaching  Biology BD 5 Issues under study: classification of interdisciplinary connections; general directions of inter-scientific interaction in biology; intersubject aspects in teaching biology; methods of implementation and planning of intersubject connections in biological education.
Formed competencies: application of interdisciplinary connections, knowledge of their function, application of planning and implementation; mastering the general directions of inter-scientific interaction in biology; knowledge of interdisciplinary aspects in teaching biology; ability to apply in practice methods of implementation and planning of interdisciplinary connections in biological education; skills of developing individual plans for the implementation of interdisciplinary connections in teaching; application of the acquired knowledge to solve theoretical and other methodological problems.
E-Teaching Biology BD 5 Issues under study: modern electronic educational resources; the effectiveness of educational material and the quality of the e-learning process; electronic scientific and information resources; information resources for teaching biology; electronic technologies in the distance learning system.
Formed competencies: the ability to navigate in the field of pedagogical innovations, pedagogical digital technologies; knowledge of information technologies, skills of working with all types of information; skills of using methods of searching and exchanging information in global and local computer networks; the ability to apply modern information search technologies in practice to solve information search problems in the educational process and e-learning; knowledge of modern teaching methods based on the use of computer technology.
Innovative technologies in the methodology of teaching biology BD 5 Issues under study: modern innovative technologies in the field of pedagogical activity; classification of modern learning technologies; technology of productive learning; technology of concentrated learning; technology of modular learning.
Formed competencies: knowledge of the classification of modern teaching technologies and methods of their application in teaching biology; the ability to develop a promising and thematic plan for studying biology in accordance with the requirements of innovative technologies for teaching biology; knowledge of the adaptation of innovative technologies in teaching biology; the ability to apply innovative technologies in the process of professional and pedagogical activity.
Research Work of a Master Student, Including the Implementation of the Master's Thesis Additional cycle of disciplines 6 Issues to be studied: scientific research; practice in the form of research of a real object, based on the approved research topic and the topic of the master's thesis.
Formed competencies: formation of skills to implement scientific research; solve tasks; select information sources on the topic of work; conduct analytical work to identify practically significant moments.
Theoretical Biology PD 5 Issues under study: laws of theoretical biology (G. N. Chernov); the system of the organic world; reformed evolution; basic biological concepts; axioms of theoretical biology; information theory, the law of informational conditionality of biological phenomena, or Waddington's law; methodological foundations of theoretical biology.
Formed competencies: knowledge of the laws of theoretical biology; ability to use the theoretical foundations and models of theoretical biology; possession of practical knowledge about modern problems of theoretical biology; application of the laws of G. N. Chernov and Waddington in the professional sphere.
Physiology of endocrine glands PD 5 Issues under study: classification of hormones; the main modern methods of research of the endocrine glands; experimental (physiological) research methods and clinical methods on the example of the thyroid gland, adrenal glands and the hypothalamic-pituitary system.
Formed competencies: knowledge of the biochemical mechanisms underlying the activity of the endocrine glands; to be guided by modern ideas about the biochemical mechanisms of hormone action; possession of theoretical knowledge about the functions of the endocrine system of the body; possession of practical skills and basic methods of experimental physiological research.
Environment and conservation of biological diversity BD 5 Issues under study: the current state of biodiversity and the natural environment; the principles of conducting monitoring studies on the study of ecosystem stability and biodiversity conservation; general trends in changes and threats to biodiversity; conservation of biodiversity of the flora and fauna of Kazakhstan.
Formed competencies: application of the acquired knowledge in practice for conducting independent research in the field of conservation of biological diversity and rational use of natural resources; knowledge of the diversity of the flora and fauna of Kazakhstan; knowledge of the principles of monitoring research on the study of ecosystem stability; knowledge of the skills of analyzing the diversity and state of the flora and fauna.
Sanctuaries and Natural Parks of the Republic of Kazalhstan BD 5 Issues under study: geographical characteristics of nature reserves of Kazakhstan; biological characteristics and features of species in need of special protection; ecological principles of the development of the system of environmental protection measures in the region; the importance and role of nature reserves and nature reserves of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Formed competencies: possession of knowledge and geographical location of specially protected natural territories of Kazakhstan; possession of the ability to form adequate ideas about the geographical and biological characteristics of nature reserves of Kazakhstan; the ability to reveal the meaning and role of nature reserves and nature reserves of the Republic of Kazakhstan; possession of skills for environmental monitoring of the environment.
Systematics and Biology of Insects PD 5 Questions studied: the hypothesis of the origin of insects, the meaning of insects; the main tasks and principles of taxonomy; embryonic and postembryonic development of insects; methods of reproduction of insects; biology and ecology of insects; classification of insects.
Formed competencies: mastering the complex of knowledge about invertebrates, their role in ecosystems with further application in their practical activities; the ability to work with living organisms and their communities in nature and laboratory conditions; mastering the skills of zoological research; mastering the skills of working with insect determinants; applying the acquired knowledge in their professional activities.
Cell Biology PD 5 Issues under study: the main stages of cell evolution; interaction of cells with the environment; organization and evolution of the nuclear genome; mechanisms of cell division; intercellular signaling.
Formed competencies: knowledge of the basics of cell evolution and cell theory; ability to use the theoretical foundations, basic concepts and models of cell evolution; ability to analyze the composition of cell populations of a multicellular organism, the main types of cells; possession of theoretical knowledge on modern problems of cell biology; mastery of scientific data on current problems of cell biology; ability to conduct analytical work and possess the methodology of scientific research in the professional sphere.
Fundamentals of Phytocenology PD 6 Issues under study: research methods in modern phytocenology and plant ecology; general characteristics of the plant community; the concept of the structure of phytocenoses; dynamics of phytocenoses; reversible changes of phytocenoses: daily, seasonal, multi-year (fluctuation) and age; structure of phytocenoses.
Formed competencies: possession of knowledge about the features of morphology, ecology, reproduction and geographical distribution of plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms; possession of the ability to form adequate ideas about the role of living organisms in nature and human economic activity; possession of knowledge about the main parameters of the structure and structure of regional phytocenoses; possession of the ability to explain the chemical bases of biological processes and physiological mechanisms of various plant systems and organs; proficiency in creating an elementary database of species and geobotanical descriptions.
Ecology of medicinal plants of the Turkestan region PD 6 Issues under study: classification of medicinal plants; biochemical composition and species diversity of medicinal herbs of the Turkestan region; characteristics of the main medicinal plants; the importance of medicinal plants for folk and scientific medicine; types of medicinal plants of the Turkestan region.
Formed competencies: possession of knowledge about the main stages of development, modern directions of scientific research in the field of medicinal plants; possession of knowledge about the distribution and habitat of medicinal plants of the Turkestan region used in scientific medicine; ability to determine medicinal plants in living and herbalized form by morphological characteristics; possession of the ability to apply their knowledge of medicinal plants in their future professional activities.
Molecular Immunology PD 5 Issues under study: antigens; antigen-recognizing receptors; functions of the human immune system; cellular receptors for antibodies; mechanisms of development and regulation of the immune response; cytokines; chemical, biochemical and molecular biological bases of immune reactions.
Formed competencies: knowledge of the structure and functions of the human immune system, types of immunity, regulation of the immune response; ability to conduct analytical work on the mechanisms of development and regulation of the immune response; mastery of knowledge about the chemical, biochemical and molecular biological bases of immune reactions; possession of skills that allow using knowledge about immunity in scientific and practical life.
Cellular Immunology PD 5 Subjects studied: cells of the immune system; lymphoid cells; natural killers; introduction to the MHC; activating and inhibiting receptors; mechanisms of contact cytolysis; proteosomes.
Formed competencies: knowledge of the key concepts of cellular immunology: antigen, antibody, receptors, cytokines, immunocompetent cells, immune response, immune pathology; possession of theoretical knowledge about the mechanisms of formation of innate and acquired immunity in the human body.
Modern problems of Physiology PD 5 Issues under study: modern stages of development of physiology; physiology of the cardiovascular system; modern stage of development of nutritionology; physiology of metabolism; physiology and pathophysiology of protein metabolism; physiology and pathophysiology of fat metabolism; methods of metabolism research.
Formed competencies: knowledge of the laws of functioning of living organisms and their individual systems, organs, tissues and cells; ability to use behavioral, physiological, biochemical, genetic, molecular biological approaches to analyze body functions; apply modern experimental methods of working with biological objects and modern equipment in the laboratory; knowledge of the skills of analyzing the functional state of living organisms, their individual systems, organs of tissues and cells; knowledge of modern experimental methods of working with biological objects in the field and laboratory conditions with the help of modern equipment.
Organization of laboratory classes in physiology PD 5 Questions to be studied: organizational aspects of conducting laboratory classes in physiology; the role of physiology in education; the essence and organization of laboratory classes, their types; organization of laboratory classes at the university; research methods in physiology.
Formed competencies: knowledge of the skills of organizing laboratory classes in physiology, methods of scientific research, organization of theoretical and experimental scientific research; knowledge of the skills of registration of laboratory research results; knowledge of methods of experimental work with laboratory animals; ability to apply in practice basic physiological methods (heart rate monitoring, electrocardiography, spirometry, blood analysis, stimulation and cutting of nerves, isolation of organs, recording of cardiogram, myogram, pneimogram); knowledge of the skills of organizing, conducting and analyzing laboratory classes, taking into account compliance with safety requirements; knowledge of the technique of setting up a laboratory experiment, handling laboratory equipment.
Research work of a master's student, including passing an internship and completing a master's thesis [BI] Additional cycle of disciplines 10 Issues to be studied: scientific research; practice in the form of research of a real object, based on the approved research topic and the topic of the master's thesis.
Formed competencies: formation of skills to implement scientific research; solve tasks; select information sources on the topic of work; conduct analytical work to identify practically significant moments.
Organization and Planning of Scientific Research PD 5 The issues studied are: the concept of science, its role in the world; the main stages of the development of science; the essence and organization of scientific research, their types; the basics of planning scientific research; the organization and planning of scientific research at the university; criteria for substantiating the topic of scientific research; types of information sources; the structure of research work; the content of scientific search; the organization of theoretical and experimental scientific research; methods of registration of the results of scientific research.
Formed competencies: possession of the skills of organizing and planning scientific research; possession of the methodology of scientific research, organization of theoretical and experimental scientific research; possession of the skills of processing the results of scientific research; demonstrate the methods of theoretical and experimental research, processing the results of the experiment.
Modern methods of physiological research PD 5 Issues under study: modern methods of physiological research; methods of physiological research; history of the development of physiology; modern electrophysiological methods; modern optical methods in physiology; biochemical and chemical methods in modern physiological research; modern methods of statistical analysis of physiological data.
Formed competencies: knowledge of modern methods used in various fields of physiology; ability to plan and perform basic methodological techniques of a physiological experiment; knowledge of the technique of a physiological experiment; apply the knowledge gained in the implementation of a specific physiological study; application in practice of modern methods of physiological research; possession of skills of biochemical and chemical research in modern physiology.
Modern problems of biological chemistry PD 4 Issues under study: modern problems of biological chemistry as a basic component of modern physico-chemical biology; chemical processes occurring in animal and plant organisms; features of metabolism, sources of formation of biologically active compounds, their effect on the body; methods of biochemical research; chemical composition of organisms, the need of various organisms for chemical elements.
Formed competencies: knowledge of modern methods of biochemistry; ability to choose and apply experimental and computational-theoretical research methods in professional activity; ability to conduct research in the field of biochemistry at the modern level; ability to critically analyze information about modern achievements of biochemistry and its applied use; knowledge of biochemical terminology and biochemical concepts.
Biochemistry of metabolism PD 4 Subjects studied: metabolism and energy in the body; energy resources of the body; specific and general pathways of catabolism; regulation of carbohydrate metabolism; lipid metabolism and functions; general principles of the relationship of metabolic pathways and the main aspects of the regulation of metabolism.
Formed competencies: knowledge of the meaning of the concepts «metabolism», «metabolism», «anabolism», «catabolism» and their interrelationships; the ability to draw up schemes of transformations of the tricarboxylic acid cycle; understanding the essence and internal nature of the main metabolic processes of the body; knowledge of the basic biochemical laws; knowledge of the general principles of the relationship of metabolic pathways and the main aspects of the regulation of metabolism.
Research work of a master's student, including the implementation of a master's thesis [BI] 2 Additional cycle of disciplines 6 Issues under study: scientific research; practice in the form of research of a real object, based on the approved topic of SRW and the topic of a master's thesis.
Formed competencies: formation of skills to implement scientific research; solve tasks; select information sources on the topic of work; conduct analytical work to identify practically significant moments.
Research Practice PD 16 The research practice is aimed at the formation and development of professional knowledge in the field of the chosen specialty, consolidation of the theoretical knowledge obtained in the disciplines of the direction and special disciplines of the master's program, mastering the necessary professional competencies in the chosen direction of specialized training.
Research work of a master's student, including the implementation of a master's thesis [BI] 3 Additional cycle of disciplines 2 Issues to be studied: scientific research; practice in the form of research of a real object, based on the approved research topic and the topic of the master's thesis.
Formed competencies: formation of skills to implement scientific research; solve tasks; select information sources on the topic of work; conduct analytical work to identify practically significant moments.
Design and Protection of the Master's Thesis Additional cycle of disciplines 12