bio783 - Object-based Research Projects in Biological Collections (Complete module description)

bio783 - Object-based Research Projects in Biological Collections (Complete module description)

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Module label Object-based Research Projects in Biological Collections
Modulkürzel bio783
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Skills Modules
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Skills Modules
Zuständige Personen
  • Will, Maria (module responsibility)
  • Albach, Dirk Carl (Module counselling)
  • Will, Maria (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Prerequisites

 

Skills to be acquired in this module
++deepened biological expertise
++deepened knowledge of biological working methods
+data analysis skills
++interdisciplinary thinking
+critical and analytical thinking
++independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
++ability to perform independent biological research
++data presentation and discussion in German and English (written and spoken)
+teamwork
+ethics and professional behaviour
++project and time management
Module contents
- documentation of a natural history collection (e.g., university or from an herbarium) including a description of the object(s), digitalization, check for traces of use and/or damage;
- if needed: restauration, i.e. fixing loose plants on herbarium vouchers;
- trace biographies of the collector and the collection/object (provenance);
- trace comparable collections using databases;
- as far as possible: identification/validation of scientific identification using databases and scientific literature
- generating and answer scientific questions based on the collection or develop an educational approach (e.g., teaching lecture)
- communicate the results, i.e. prepare a poster for a congress and defend your theses and summarize the results in a manuscripts
Literaturempfehlungen
scientific literature corresponding to the individual research project
Links
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency irregular
Module capacity 4
Reference text
Linked to the module bio777 "Objects in scientific collections: Conservation, management and research issues' (independent allocation possible). The competences overlap with pb336. If module pb336 has been completed previously, admission to the module will be decided on an individual basis.
Type of module Wahlmodul / Opportunity
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Teaching/Learning method Übung
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
individual
1 Portfolio
Form of instruction Exercises
SWS 4
Frequency WiSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 56 h