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bio230 - Microbiology and Cell Biology (Complete module description)
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Module label Microbiology and Cell Biology
Module code bio230
Credit points 9.0 KP
Workload 270 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Basismodule
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) > Basismodule
Responsible persons
Rabus, Ralf Andreas (Authorized examiners)
Nothwang, Hans Gerd (Authorized examiners)
Claußen, Maike (Module counselling)
Skills to be acquired in this module

++ biological knowledge
++ knowledge of biological working methods
+ biologically relevant knowledge in the natural sciences and mathematics
+ abstract, logical, analytical thinking
+ deepened expertise in biological specialist field
+ teamwork

Theory: Basic knowledge in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology and Genetics
Practice: Basic methodological skills acquired by performing experiments
Module contents
Fundamentals of Microbiology and Cell Biology:
Molecules of life; energy and enzymes; central metabolism; breathing; photosynthesis; anaerobic metabolism; chemolithotrophy; procaryotic and eucaryotic cell structures; microbial diversity; importance of microorganisms for human beings, plants, animals, biotechnology and earth system
cell group; signal transmission and communication between cells; meiosis; mitosis; mendelian inheritance; chromosomal and molecular basis of inheritance; replication; transcription; translation; genomic organization; mutation and repair.
Reader's advisory
Purves et al., Biologie (Spektrum Verlag), latest edition
Campbell, Pearson Verlag, latest edition
Fuchs, Allgemeine Mikrobiologie (Thieme Verlag), latest edition
Lodisch et al., Molekulare Zellbiologie (Spektrum Verlag), latest edition
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level BC (Basiscurriculum / Base curriculum)
Modulart / typ of module Pflicht / Mandatory
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
4 56
2 28
Total time of attendance for the module 84 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Written examination in the final week of the current part
1 written examination (50%) following the part Microbiology
1 written examination (50%) following the part Cell Biology

Records are collected following every course day.

Additional conditions regarding attendance and ungraded activities as determined by the persons responsible for the module will apply