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bio400 - Basic Concepts in Neurobiology I (Complete module description)
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Module label Basic Concepts in Neurobiology I
Module code bio400
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
Faculty/Institute Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Used in course of study
  • Bachelor's Programme Biology (Bachelor) >
  • Bachelor's Programme Mathematics (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

++ biological knowledge
++ knowledge of biological working methods
+ abstract, logical, analytical thinking
+ deepened expertise in biological specialist field
+ data presentation and evidence-based discussion (written and spoken)

Imparting basic knowledge and relations of neurobiology. Transfer achievement: Preparing scientific records from the results of independent experiments.
Module contents
In its first part, the lecture (4 H/W) covers the molecular and cellular fundamentals of neurobiology, the electrical processes in nervous cells, the organization and development of the nervous system, its function explained by simple circuits as well as the sensorimotor integration underlying any behaviour.
In the seminar (1 H/W), individual subjects of the lecture are consolidated. In the subsequent block laboratory course (6 H/W), this theoretical knowledge is verified under real-world conditions by simple experiments related to the subjects dealt with in the lecture. Unobjectionable scientific minutes are to be prepared of the experiments and the individual results are to be presented in a seminar paper.
Reader's advisory
Purves D. et al.: Neuroscience, Sinauer Associates, Sunderland USA, latest edition each.
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Lecture 4.00 56 h
Exercises 6.00 84 h
Tutorial 2.00 28 h
Seminar 1.00 14 h
Total time of attendance for the module 182 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
1 written examination,
signed minutes

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