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bio860 - Comparative Developmental Biology (Complete module description)
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Module label Comparative Developmental Biology
Modulkürzel bio860
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
Zuständige Personen
Sienknecht, Ulrike (Module responsibility)
Sienknecht, Ulrike (Prüfungsberechtigt)
N., N. (Module counselling)
Skills to be acquired in this module
++ deepened biological knowledge
++ deepened knowledge of techniques in biology
++ knowledge in data analysis and presentation
+ cross-disciplinary knowledge and thinking
++ critical and analytical thinking
+ independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
++ ability to perform independent biological research
++ data presentation and discussion (E) (written and spoken)
+ team work
+ ethics and professional behaviour
++ project and time management
Module contents
Lectures and Lab exercises in topics of evolutionary developmental biology, i.e. comparative develop-mental biology, such as the development of sensory systems in different species.
Gilbert S.F., Development, Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 11th edition 2016
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity 6 (
Reihenfolge der Anmeldungen
Reference text
associated with bio845 Introduction to Development and Evolution
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge organismic biology, experience with lab work     
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 1 SoSe 14
Exercises 3 SoSe 42
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
same summer term
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