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bio450 - Posters, Pictures, Presentations and Papers (Complete module description)
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Module label Posters, Pictures, Presentations and Papers
Module code bio450
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Faculty/Institute Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Used in course of study
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) >
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) >
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Biology (Master of Education) >
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Entry requirements
Skills to be acquired in this module

+ interdisciplinary knowledge & thinking
+ abstract, logical, analytical thinking
+ deepened expertise in biological specialist field
++ independent learning and (research-based) working
++ data presentation and evidence-based discussion (written and spoken)
++ (scientific) communication skills
+ project and time management

Practical experience with four forms of scientific presentation: papers, presentations, scientific drawings, and posters. The students will learn / gain: 1) the logical and structural form of a scientific paper (or protocol or thesis) so as to communicate their results more effectively; 2) the distillation of the key information out of a project and its focused presentation in a lecture or poster; 3) experience with constructive criticism in a group setting as well as the critical assessment of scientific studies; 4) experience with scientific English; and 5) the art of scientific drawing, including the making of high-quality photo montages for papers or posters through microphotography and digital editing.
Module contents
Theoretical part: General tips regarding the logical and structural form of a scientific paper, presentation, or posters, including how to avoid making the most common mis-takes.

Practical part: Critical analysis of selected papers from the (evolutionary biological) literature. Writing of a scientific paper using pre-given results. Construction and presentation of a lecture and poster in front of the group based on a recent paper from the literature. Through the feedback obtained in this process, improvements will be made in both cases. Microscopic photography of selected zoological specimens that will then be transferred to / drawn on transparent paper before being rescanned for digital editing. High-quality photo montages of both the photos themselves and the drawings derived from them will be obtained through diverse software (e.g., Ado-be Illustrator or InDesign).
Reader's advisory
None. The relevant scientific literature will be distributed during the course.
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency annually
Module capacity 10 (
Letter of motivation
Modullevel AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program Übung
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Erfahrungen in der Anwendung von Excel oder ähnlichen Software-Programmen mit Graph-Fähigkeiten, von Adobe Photoshop, und von PowerPoint, Keynote oder ähnlichen Software-Programmen
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Portfolio (100%)
Course type Exercises
SWS 6.00
Frequency SuSe
Workload attendance 84 h