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bio450 - Posters, Pictures, Presentations and Papers (Complete module description)
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Module label Posters, Pictures, Presentations and Papers
Modulkürzel bio450
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsmodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsmodule
  • Master of Education Programme (Gymnasium) Biology (Master of Education) > Mastermodule
Zuständige Personen
  • Bininda-Emonds, Olaf (Module responsibility)
  • Ahlrichs, Wilko (Module counselling)
  • Bininda-Emonds, Olaf (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Ahlrichs, Wilko (Prüfungsberechtigt)
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).
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 / module level
Modulart / typ of module
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
Portfolio (100%)
Form of instruction Exercises
Frequency SoSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 84 h