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bio890 - Current Topics in Biology (Complete module description)
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Module label Current Topics in Biology
Module code bio890
Credit points 3.0 KP
Workload 90 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Skills Modules
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Skills Modules
Responsible persons
Gerlach, Gabriele (Module responsibility)
der Biologie, Lehrende (Module counselling)
Gerlach, Gabriele (Authorized examiners)
Laakmann, Silke (Authorized examiners)
Skills to be acquired in this module

+ biological knowledge
+ biologically relevant, natural / mathematical scientific basic knowledge
++ interdisciplinary knowledge and thinking
++ abstract, logical, and analytical thinking
++ expanded knowledge in a specific biological field
++ presentation of results and factual discussion, both written and spoken
++ (scientific) communication skills

To develop skills in the critical analysis and interpretation of results and themes in diverse areas of modern biology, including (but not limited to) evolutionary biology, population genetics, biodiversity, ecology, genomics, ornithology, and neurobiology.
Module contents
Discussion and interpretations of one or more themes in modern biology. The themes and exact content will be provided by the instructor(s) at the beginning of the course.
Reader's advisory
Varies with chosen topic (will be provided by the instructor(s) at the beginning of the course)
Languages of instruction English , German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlmodul / Opportunity
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Teilnahme in einem oder mehreren Grundmodulen des Master Biologie
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Course type Seminar
Frequency SoSe und WiSe
Workload attendance 28 h