Stud.IP Uni Oldenburg
University of Oldenburg
27.03.2023 00:20:30
bio890 - Current Topics in Biology (Complete module description)
Original version English PDF Download
Module label Current Topics in Biology
Modulkürzel bio890
Credit points 3.0 KP
Workload 90 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Skills Modules
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Skills Modules
Zuständige Personen
Gerlach, Gabriele (Module responsibility)
der Biologie, Lehrende (Module counselling)
Gerlach, Gabriele (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Laakmann, Silke (Prüfungsberechtigt)
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. The module bio890 may be taken more than once as long as the content covered in the seminars differ substantially.


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 Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module

Final exam of module: 1 Portfolio. Components vary in the seminars. They are specified in Stud.IP in the respective seminar.

Form of instruction Seminar
Frequency SoSe und WiSe
Workload Präsenzzeit 28 h