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bio770 - Field Methods in Organismal Biology (Complete module description)
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Module label Field Methods in Organismal Biology
Module code bio770
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
Faculty/Institute Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) >
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) >
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Entry requirements
Skills to be acquired in this module

++ deepened biological expertise
++ deepened knowledge of biological working methods
++ data analysis skills
+ interdisciplinary thinking
++ critical and analytical thinking
++ independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
++ ability to perform independent biological research
+ data presentation and discussion in German and English (written and spoken)
++ project and time management
++ statistics & scientific programming

The molecule aims at enabling students to apply theoretical knowledge to practical, hypothesis-based field studies within the scope of a seminar. The data derived from the individual projects performed are then to be documented and discussed in the form of a written laboratory course report oriented by a scientific publication and to be written in English. Several teachers cooperate to enable interdisciplinary approaches (e.g. botanical-zoological approaches).
Module contents
S: Biogeographic and ecological classification and characterization of a biome (e.g. Mediterranean region, moist tropics, boreal zone), independent identification and treatment of scientific questions, presentation of scientific results in a “mini symposium” subsequent to the field studies.
E: Planning and performing a field study project, data analysis, written report in the form of a scientific publication
Reader's advisory
Varies with topic and field locality
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity 21
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Exercises 10.00 SuSe 140 h
Seminar 2.00 SuSe 28 h
Seminar 0.00 WiSe 0 h
Total time of attendance for the module 168 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Presentation(s) (30 %)
Laboratory course report on project work (70 %)