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bio777 - Objekte in wissenschaftlichen Sammlungen: Konservierung, Management und Forschungsfragen (Complete module description)
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Module label Objekte in wissenschaftlichen Sammlungen: Konservierung, Management und Forschungsfragen
Module code bio777
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)
Ellwanger, Karen (Authorized examiners)
Will, Maria (Authorized examiners)
Krämer, Carolin (Authorized examiners)
Ellwanger, Karen (Module counselling)
Albach, Dirk Carl (Module counselling)
Krämer, Carolin (Module counselling)
Skills to be acquired in this module

+deepened biological expertise

++deepened knowledge of biological working methods

++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

- history of collections at universities and their importance for developing scientific theories;

- origin/formation of collections (objects in time and space)

- the collections of the CvO (overview) and their importance as infrastructure for teaching, learning and research

- collection work in biological collections such as botanical garden, natural history museums, didacitcal collections or the herbarium (conceps, object handling, conservation, documentation & digitalization)

- developing research questions and projects based on objects/collections, e.g., provenance research

- communicating object-based topics (e.g., speed talk presenting current scientifc articles)

- …
Reader's advisory
articles and book chapters referring to (1) the history/presence/future of collections, (2) collection management and (3) research projects based on objects/collections
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity 10 (
Vorlesung & Seminar als transdisziplinäre LV in Kooperation mit Fak. III
Reference text

verknüpft mit dem Modul bio783 "Object-based Research Projects in Biological Collections" (unabhängig Belegung möglich).

Wegen inhaltlicher Überschneidungen kann das Modul nicht zusätzlich zu pb335 belegt werden.
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlmodul / Opportunity
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
1 WiSe 14
2 WiSe 28
1 WiSe 14
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
2 Prüfungsleistungen:
- 1 Klausur oder 1 mündliche Prüfung (100%)
- 1 Fachpraktische Übung (unbenotet)