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bio270 - Basic Concepts in Animal Physiology (Complete module description)
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Module label Basic Concepts in Animal Physiology
Module abbreviation bio270
Credit points 10.0 KP
Workload 300 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
Responsible persons
  • Heyers, Dominik (authorised to take exams)
  • Köppl, Christine (Module counselling)
  • Dedek, Karin (Module counselling)
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. Performing, analysing and documenting physiological experiments.
Module contents
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.
Recommended reading
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
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Type of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Module level AC (Aufbaucurriculum / Composition)
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 4 56
Exercises 3 42
Total module attendance time 98 h
Examination Examination times 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: - regular participation in the laboratory experiments (no more than 1 day of absence) - lab protocols for each experiment which have been accepted by the respective supervisors
PLEASE NOTE: Additional conditions regarding attendance and ungraded activities as determined by the persons responsible for the module will apply.