|Module label||Neurosensory Science and Behaviour - Part A|
|Credit points||9.0 KP|
|Faculty/Institute||Department of Neurosciences|
|Used in course of study||
|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
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.
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|
Course in the second half of the semester
Regular active participation is required to pass the module.
|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|
|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)