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bio783 - Object-based Research Projects in Biological Collections (Complete module description)
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Module label Object-based Research Projects in Biological Collections
Module code bio783
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Skills Modules
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Skills Modules
Responsible persons
Will, Maria (Module responsibility)
Albach, Dirk Carl (Module counselling)
Will, Maria (Authorized examiners)


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)
+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;

Reader's advisory
scientific literature corresponding to the individual research project
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency irregular
Module capacity 4
Reference text
verknüpft mit dem Modul bio777 "Objekte in wissenschaftlichen Sammlungen: Konservierung, Management und Forschungsfragen" (unabhängige Belegung möglich). Die Kompetenzen überschneiden sich mit pb336. Bei vorher absolviertem Modul pb336 wird die Modulzulassung individuell entschieden.
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlmodul / Opportunity
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
1 Portfolio
Course type Exercises
Frequency WiSe
Workload attendance 56 h