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bio846 - Lab Exercises in Development and Evolution
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Module label Lab Exercises in Development and Evolution
Module code bio846
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master's Programme Neuroscience (Master) > Background Modules
Responsible persons
Sienknecht, Ulrike (Module responsibility)
Sienknecht, Ulrike (Module counselling)
Sienknecht, Ulrike (Authorized examiners)
Claußen, Maike (Authorized examiners)
Ebbers, Lena (Authorized examiners)
Prerequisites
mandatory prerequisite is the module bio845 (neu110) (Introduction to Development and Evolution)
Skills to be acquired in this module

Upon successful completion of this course, students have skills in methods of developmental biology:

   are capable of performing live embryo husbandry

   are able to carry out in-ovo stainings

   are familiar with the use of embryonic stage discrimination standards for model organisms

   document the observed embryonic stages by drawings with anatomical labelling

   are familiar with tissue preparation (including cryosectioning), the use of different molecular markers, and immunohistological staining methods

   microscopy, data analysis, and photographic data documentation

   know the standards of proper documentation of research data and the universal format of a lab notebook

   know how to carry out formal laboratory reports (and the structure of a scientific paper)

   have basic knowledge in the field of auditory system development

   have basic knowledge of the organisation of the auditory system across vertebrate groups

   have basic knowledge of the development of the middle and inner ear, as well as selected auditory brain centres

are able to summarize current hypotheses about the evolution of the auditory system in vertebrates skills:

++ deepened biological expertise

++ deepened knowledge of biological working methods

++ data analysis skills

++ critical and analytical thinking

+ independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature

++ ability to perform independent biological research

+ data presentation and discussion (written and spoken)

+ teamwork

+ ethics and professional behaviour

+ project and time management

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Module contents
Lab exercises in developmental biology of auditory research model organisms, such as chicken and mouse embryos. Practical introduction to methods, such as in-ovo live observation; developmental stage discrimination and description, tissue preparation for histology, sectioning, staining, and microscopy, including data analyses. Seminars in the field of auditory system development and methods based on current literature
Reader's advisory

textbooks: Gilbert S.F., Development, Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 11th edition 2016; Mathews W.W & Schoenwolf G.C., Atlas of Descriptive Embryology, Prentice-Hall Inc., Simon & Schuster, 5th edition 1998; in addition, current research papers

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Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity 6 (
selection criteria: sequence of registration
)
Reference text
Associated with bio845 (previously neu110) (Introduction to Development and Evolution)
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge organismic biology, experience with lab work
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
same winter term     
1 report
Course type Exercises
SWS 6
Frequency WiSe
Workload attendance 84 h

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