|Module label||Basic Concepts in Animal Physiology|
|Credit points||10.0 KP|
|Faculty/Institute||Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences|
|Used in course of study||
|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
Basic knowledge on physiological processes and their underlying mechanisms with a focus on human physiology. Performing, analysing and documenting physiological experiments.
The lecture (Vorlesung: 5.02.271 - Physiologie der Tiere und des Menschen) 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.
Klinke, Pape, Kurtz, Silbernagl: Physiologie, Aufl. 6, 2010
Schmidt, Lang, Heckmann: Physiologie des Menschen mit Pathophysiologie, Aufl. 31, 2011
(if available: Wehner, Gehring: Zoologie)
|Language of instruction||German|
|Duration (semesters)||1 Semester|
|Modullevel||AC (Aufbaucurriculum / Composition)|
|Modulart||Wahlpflicht / Elective|
|Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program|
|Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge|
|Course type||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload attendance|
|Total time of attendance for the module||98 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%)
To qualify for the exam, the following additional requirements need to be met:
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.
The bonus improves the exam mark by maximally two steps (0.7). The bonus is optional, an exam mark of 1.0 is achievable without a bonus. A bonus cannot be applied to pass a failed exam.
Additional conditions regarding attendance and ungraded activities as determined by the persons responsible for the module will apply.