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bio275 - Basics in Physiology (Complete module description)
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Module label Basics in Physiology
Module code bio275
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
  • Bachelor's Programme Mathematics (Bachelor) > Nebenfachmodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
Responsible persons
Heyers, Dominik (Module responsibility)
Köppl, Christine (Module counselling)
Dedek, Karin (Module counselling)
Heyers, Dominik (Authorized examiners)
Köppl, Christine (Authorized examiners)
Dedek, Karin (Authorized examiners)
Skills to be acquired in this module

++ biological knowledge
++ knowledge of biological working methods
+ biologically relevant knowledge in the natural sciences and mathematics
+ statistics & scientific programming
++ abstract, logical, analytical thinking
+ deepened expertise in biological specialist field
++ independent learning and (research-based) working
+ teamwork

Basic knowledge on physiological processes and their underlying mechanisms with a focus on human physiology. Designing, performing, documenting and analysing physiological experiments; troubleshooting, basic statistics, "experimental thinking".
Module contents
The lecture covers topics such as cell physiology, sensory physiology, neurophysiology, functions of the vegetative system, blood physiology/immune response, blood cycle, respiration and digestion. Emphasis will be on human physiology. In the following lab exercises, students get the opportunity to perform physiological experiments linking to topics from the lecture. By performing experiments on themselves and computer simulations students will gain insight into the underlying physiological principles.
Reader's advisory
Klinke, Pape, Kurtz, Silbernagl: Physiologie, Aufl. 4, 2014
Schmidt, Lang, Heckmann: Physiologie des Menschen mit Pathophysiologie, Aufl. 31, 2011
Wehner, Gehring: Zoologie, Aufl. 25, 2013
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity 144
Modullevel / module level AC (Aufbaucurriculum / Composition)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Vorlesung, Übung
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
4 WiSe 56
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2 WiSe 28
Total time of attendance for the module 84 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
within a few weeks after the winter term lecture period
written exam (100%)

Written protocols and active participation in the lab exercises. A cumulative bonus can be obtained with good lab protocols. The decision whether a given protocol deserves the bonus lies with the respective supervisor of each experiment.
An exam mark of 1.0 is achievable without a bonus. A bonus cannot be applied to pass a failed exam.