bio470 - Marine Biology Field Trip (Complete module description)

bio470 - Marine Biology Field Trip (Complete module description)

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Module label Marine Biology Field Trip
Modulkürzel bio470
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 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
  • Ahlrichs, Wilko (module responsibility)
  • Kieneke, Alexander (Module counselling)
  • Ahlrichs, Wilko (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Kieneke, Alexander (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Abschluss der Basismodule
Skills to be acquired in this module
[nop] ++ biological knowledge ++ knowledge of biological working methods ++ biologically relevant knowledge in the natural sciences and mathematics + statistics & scientific programming + 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) + teamwork ++ (scientific) communication skills + project and time management[/nop]

Objective of the module/skills: 

On completion of this modul students will: have a basic knowledge of the diversity of marine life; understand the fundamental physiochemical and physiological processes underlying the productivity of marine environments; understand the ecological dynamics of marine ecosystems; appreciate the role of humans in disturbing and exploiting marine ecosystems; have developed a critical, analytical approach to scientific research; have developed skills in writing scientific reports and in oral communication of scientific information.     
Module contents

Content of the module: 

Microscopy of  marine fauna and flora of the wadden sea; Students are required plan and carry out a research project that exposes them to some of the challenges and problems encountered by field biologists - and some of the techniques that are used to solve these problems. Students have to present a scientific poster and a short oral presentation. 
Will be announced in Stud.IP.
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency annually
Module capacity 14 (
For more applicants than places, a letter of moti-vation decides on the admission.
Reference text
Takes place alternately with Bio472 Marinbiologi-cal Course I. (Change between focus on rocky shore / mud flat & sand flat)
If there are more applicants than places available, a letter of motivation decides on the acceptance.
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Seminar 2 SoSe 28
Exercises 2 SoSe 28
Study trip 2 SoSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 84 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
1 portfolio