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bio460 - Diversity of marine Invertebrates (Complete module description)
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Module label Diversity of marine Invertebrates
Modulkürzel bio460
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
  • 1 N., N. (Module responsibility)
Skills to be acquired in this module

++ biological knowledge
+ knowledge of biological working methods
+ interdisciplinary knowledge & 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
+ knowledge of safety and environmental issues

By actively participating in this module the students acquire qualifications in the fields stated
-Survey of recent subjects concerning the biology and morphology of aquatic organisms
-Extended knowledge of how morphological characteristics have developed
-Technical skills in preparing and documenting morphological structures
-Knowledge of organizational principles of these structures
Module contents
The module serves an extended examination of selected aquatic animals from a function
morphological point of view. Living and fixed animals are investigated and histological
preparations are analysed. Thus, the morphology, anatomy, and histology are studied in detail.
The biology and ecology of these animals are also considered, which enables the organisms to
be studied very intensively and provides an illustrative basis for theoretical discussions.
AX, P., 1995: Das System der Metazoa. I, II, III. Ein Lehrbuch der phylogenetischen Systematik.
Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart, Jena. Textbook with somehow different ideas! Very well
illustrated! Illustrations are suitable for presentations!
GRUNER, H.-E., 1993: „Der Kaestner“, A., Lehrbuch der speziellen Zoologie. All volumes,
Gustav Fischer/Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Jena, Stuttgart. Many interesting details are
found only in these volumes!
GRÜTER, W., 2001: Leben im Meer – Vielfalt und Zusammenhänge. Dr. Friedrich Pfeil Verlag,
München. This book arouses your curiosity about the underwater world.
HAYWARD, P. NELSON-SMITH, T., SHIELDS, C. & M. KREMER, 2008: Der neue Kosmos
Strandführer - 1500 Arten der Küsten Europas. Franckh-Kosmos Verlag. This coastal guide
provides excellent and clearly arranged colour tables for individual groups.
HOFRICHTER, R., 2002: Das Mittelmeer, Fauna-Flora-Ökologie. Band I, II, Spektrum
Akademischer Verlag, Heidenberg, Berlin. Numerous details on individual groups in the second
WESTHEIDE, W. & R., RIEGER, 2013: Spezielle Zoologie. Band I, II. Gustav Fischer Verlag,
Stuttgart, Jena. The textbook absolute! My explicit recommendation!
The literature listed above is available in the university library in Wechloy. Further
reading will be recommended in the course of the lecture.
Literature inquiry:
web of science:
bib_id=ubol&colors=7&ocolors=40&lett=f&gebiete=5 – Data banks(DBIS) - Biology - TOPData
banks e.g. ASFA, Science Citation Index, Zoological Record
Open access journals: -
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency annually
Module capacity 15
Modullevel / module level
Modulart / typ of module
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Exercises 3 WiSe 42
Seminar 1 WiSe 14
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
During the lecture

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