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neu210 - Neurosensory Science and Behaviour - Part A (Complete module description)
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Module label Neurosensory Science and Behaviour - Part A
Module code neu210
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Faculty/Institute Department of Neurosciences
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) >
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) >
  • Master's Programme Neuroscience (Master) >
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Entry requirements
Skills to be acquired in this module

++ Neurosci. knowlg. + Expt. methods + Independent research + Scient. literature + Social skills
++ Interdiscipl. knowlg. Maths/Stats/Progr. + Data present./disc. + Scientific English Ethics

Upon successful completion of this course, students
  • know the fundamentals of behavioural ecology and neuroethology
  • are able to present and critically assess scientific data and approaches
Module contents
The lecture "Neuroethology" provides an introduction to the mechanisms underlying the behaviour of animals. Subjects are, e.g., the mechanisms of perception, control of movement patterns, mechanisms of learning, orientation and navigation.
The lecture "Behavioural ecology" provides an introduction to topics such as predator-prey interactions, optimal food utilization, spatial and temporal distribution of animals, social
relations and group formation, mating systems and reproductive strategies, sexual selection, investment of parents in offspring, and communication.
In the seminar "Current issues of Ethology", current original literature relating to behavioural biology is reported and discussed.
Reader's advisory
Carew TJ (2004) Behavioral Neurobiology: The Cellular Organization of Natural Behavior. Sinauer Davis NB, Krebs JR, West SA (2012) An Introduction to Behavioural Ecology. Wiley Blackwell
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity 30
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Course in the second half of the semester
Regular active participation is required to pass the module.
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Modulart je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Fundamentals of Neurobiology, Bahavioural Biology, Evolution, Ecology
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 4.00 56 h
Seminar 2.00 28 h
Total time of attendance for the module 84 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
as agreed, usually in the break after the winter term
80% written exam (content of the two lecture series), 20% presentation(s)