Aquatic Microbial 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 SuSe|
|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 concepts in aquatic microbial ecology. Comparisons to principles of terrestrial ecology will enable students to recognize the forces shaping aquatic ecology.
− Building on this knowledge, students will learn to identify gaps in current research in aquatic microbial ecology.
− With the background taught in this course, students will be able to understand the motivation of current research papers in this field of ecology and also to recognize the advance of knowledge added by current research papers.
− In combination with the theory module “Molecular Ecology”, students will be able to design projects to fill the gaps of knowledge in this field of research.
− Students will learn a critical reading of literature related to the subject of this course.
− Background (theory) on methods, which were used to acquire our current knowledge in aquatic microbial ecology.
− 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.