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neu210 - Neurosensory Science and Behaviour (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)
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Modulbezeichnung Neurosensory Science and Behaviour
Modulcode neu210
Kreditpunkte 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
4 SWS Lecture (VO) "Neuroethology" and "Behavioural ecology"
Total workload 180h: 56h contact/ 60h background reading/ 64h exam preparation
2 SWS Seminar (SE) "Current issues of ethology"
Total workload 90h: 28h contact/ 30h literature reading/ 32h preparation of presentation
Fachbereich/Institut Department für Neurowissenschaften
Verwendet in Studiengängen
  • Master Biologie (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master Neuroscience (Master) > Background Modules
Fundamentals of Neurobiology, Bahavioural Biology, Evolution, Ecology

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

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
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
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul annually
Aufnahmekapazität Modul 30 (
Recommended in combination with: neu220 BM "Neurocognition and Psychopharmacology"
Shared course components with (cannot be credited twice): bio610 (5.02.611 "Neuroethologie", 5,02,612 "Verhaltensökologie", 5.02.613 "Aktuelle Themen der Ethologie"
Course in the second half of the semester
Regular active participation is required to pass the module.
Modullevel ---
Modulart je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Fundamentals of Neurobiology, Bahavioural Biology, Evolution, Ecology
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenzzeit
Vorlesung 4.00 56 h
Seminar 2.00 28 h
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 84 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
as agreed, usually in the break after the winter term
80% written exam (content of the two lecture series), 20% presentation(s)