UNIT GROUP 2113 LIFE SCIENTISTS
LIFE SCIENTISTS examine the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of humans, animals, plants and other living organisms.
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.
- studying the forms and structures of bodily organs and tissues by systematic observation, dissection and microscopic examination
- investigating the effects of environmental factors such as rainfall, temperature, sunlight, soil, topography and disease on plant growth
- investigating the interrelationships between animals and their environment by studying animals in their natural surroundings, in captivity and in laboratories
- investigating the chemical structure and function of living cells, organs and tissues in humans, animals, plants or micro-organisms
- planning and undertaking experiments to study, measure and understand marine animals and plants
- preparing and supervising the preparation of laboratory reports and scientific papers