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bio405 - Introduction to Neurobiology I (Complete module description)
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Module label Introduction to Neurobiology I
Module abbreviation bio405
Credit points 12.0 KP
Workload 360 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsmodule
  • Bachelor's Programme Mathematics (Bachelor) > Nebenfachmodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsmodule
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Biology (Master of Education) > Mastermodule
Responsible persons
  • Greschner, Martin (module responsibility)
  • Koch, Karl-Wilhelm (Module counselling)
  • Janssen-Bienhold, Ulrike (Module counselling)
  • Janssen-Bienhold, Ulrike (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Greschner, Martin (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Koch, Karl-Wilhelm (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Köppl, Christine (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Dömer, Patrick (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Skills to be acquired in this module
++ deepened biological expertise
++ deepened knowledge of biological working methods
+ scientific/mathematical basic knowledge relevant for biology
+ critical and analytical thinking
++ data presentation and discussion in German (written and spoken)
+ teamwork
Module contents
The lecture covers the molecular and cellular basis of neurobiology, the electrical properties of nerve cells, the organization and development of the nervous system and the function of the motor system. In the seminar, topics related to the lectures of the week are covered in more depth. In the exercises, the theoretical knowledge from the lectures will be tested in small experiments.
Recommended reading
Purves D. et al.: Neuroscience, Sinauer Associates, Sunderland USA, latest edition
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency annually
Module capacity 30
Reference text
associated with the modules bio415 and bio416 Introduction to Neurobiology II in the winter semester
Module level AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)
Type of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Teaching/Learning method Vorlesung, Seminar, Übung
Previous knowledge Grundlagen der Physiologie/ Zellbiologie
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 3 SoSe 42
Seminar 1 SoSe 14
Exercises 4 SoSe 56
Tutorial (optional) SoSe und WiSe 0
Total module attendance time 112 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
end of semester
exam and protocol