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bio840 - Basic Module – Developmental Biology and Evolution (Complete module description)
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Module label Basic Module – Developmental Biology and Evolution
Modulkürzel bio840
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
Zuständige Personen
  • Sienknecht, Ulrike (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Nothwang, Hans Gerd (Module counselling)
  • Köppl, Christine (Module counselling)
Skills to be acquired in this module

++ deepened biological expertise
++ deepened knowledge of biological working methods
+ data analysis skills
++ interdisciplinary thinking
++ critical and analytical thinking
++ independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
++ ability to perform independent biological research
+ data presentation and discussion in German and English (written and spoken)
+ teamwork
+ ethics and professional behaviour
+ project and time management

Fundamentals and concepts of developmental and evolutionary biology
Module contents
Lectures on the fundamentals and concepts of developmental biology, and introduction to the development of the auditory system, including evolutionary aspects. Parallel seminars matching the topics of the lectures.
Lab exercises in comparative developmental biology on mouse and chicken embryos.
Methods: in-ovo
live observation; developmental stage discrimination and description, tissue preparation for histology,
sectioning, staining, and microscopy
Gilbert S.F., Development, Macmillan Publishers Ltd;
Mathews W.W & Schoenwolf G.C., Atlas of descriptive embryology, Prentice-Hall Inc., Simon & Schuster
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
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
Lecture 3 42
Exercises 4 56
Seminar 3 42
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 140 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
same winter term
oral exam of 30 minutes (70%)
report(s) (30%)