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bio355 - Microscopical Anatomy (Complete module description)
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Module label Microscopical Anatomy
Modulkürzel bio355
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsmodule
  • Bachelor's Programme Mathematics (Bachelor) > Nebenfachmodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsmodule
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Biology (Master of Education) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Ahlrichs, Wilko (Module responsibility)
  • Kieneke, Alexander (Module counselling)
  • Hoppenrath, Mona (Module counselling)
  • Ahlrichs, Wilko (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Hoppenrath, Mona (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Kieneke, Alexander (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module

++ biological knowledge
++ knowledge of biological working methods
++ biologically relevant knowledge in the natural sciences and mathematics
+ interdisciplinary knowledge & thinking
++ abstract, logical, analytical thinking
++ deepened expertise in biological specialist field
++ independent learning and (research-based) working
++ data presentation and evidence-based discussion (written and spoken)
+ teamwork
++ (scientific) communication skills
+ project and time management
+ knowledge of safety and environmental issues

This course is designed for students to learn about the basic light and electron optical methods.
Students will be able to work with preparative techniques for scanning electron microscopy, trans-mission electron microscopy, and light microscopy, and confocal scanning laser microscopy.
Students completing this course will have learned basic principles for fixing and embedding biological materials for electron microscopy. Students will have learned how to operate a transmission electron microscope, a scanning electron microscope, several ultramicrotomes, a vacuum evaporator, a critical point dryer, and a sputter coater. Digital imaging techniques that will be learned will include print making, design and assembly of materials for publication, PowerPoint presentations, and poster design.
Students will be introduced to the principles of light microscopy utilizing different optical sys-tems and will have the opportunity to have hands-on experience with a Leica photomicroscope as well as the Leica SP5 confocal laser scanning.
Module contents
Microscopy of protists and micro metazoans. Students are required plan and carry out a research pro-ject that exposes them to some of the challenges and problems encountered by microscopical anato-my - and some of the techniques that are used to solve these problems. Students have to present a scientific poster, a short oral presentation and a scientific paper.
Will be announced in the course.
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency annually
Module capacity 8 (
For more applicants than places, a motivation letter decides on the admission.
Modullevel / module level
Modulart / typ of module
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Vorlesung und Seminar 2 WiSe 28
Exercises 3.5 WiSe 49
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 77 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
end of module