Molecular Ecology (S, 3.0 LP)
|SWS||Type||Course Form||CP (Effort)||Presence-Time / Self-Study|
|-||S||Reading course||3.0 CP||16 h||74 h|
|(S)||3.0 CP||16 h||74 h|
|CP, Effort||3.0 CP = 90 h|
|Position of the semester||1 Sem. in WiSe|
|Level|| Master (Entry Level)|
|Area of study||[BIO-ECO] Ecology|
Possible Study achievement
- Verification of study performance: continuous and active participation in the courses
- Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.
Competencies / intended learning achievements
− Students will acquire a principle understanding of ecological concepts and the application of state-of-the-art molecular tools to study these concepts.
− With this knowledge, students will learn how to design own experiments and decide for the adequate tools to address specific questions in biodiversity research and ecology.
− The subjects of the course will be taught preliminary on aquatic ecosystem and microbiall organisms.
− Through the incorporation of both theoretical and applied systems, students will learn how to use case studies to place the theory in context.
− Students will learn to transfer the acquired knowledge to other ecosystem and organisms.
− Students will learn a critical reading of literature related to the subject of this course.
− Theoretical background on state-of-the-art methods used in modern molecular ecology, knowledge of the molecular toolbox used in ecology and biodiversity research.
− Learning to discuss scientific issues with other students and the teacher and explaining complex concepts.
− Learning to simplify complicated topics and ideas and to identify their key aspects.
− Acquirement of scientific knowledge by self-responsible reading of English research literature, and identifying points that require further explanation.
− Critical evaluation of current research data.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
On successfully completing the module students will be able to…
− improve their knowledge in the field of molecular ecology.
− read and understand specialist English literature (research papers and reviews).
− summarize and discuss orally research papers.