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Module BIO-FM-M-7

Research Practical (M, 15.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
BIO-FM-M-7 Research Practical 15.0 CP (450 h)


CP, Effort 15.0 CP = 450 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe/SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Reference course of study [BIO-88.Z10-SG] M.Sc. Biology
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


In this intensive individual practical, the students learn methods and are introduced into scientific research topics that are investigated in the groups involved in the study program. The research practical is usually performed in the same group in which the Master thesis is performed. It can serve as a practical and theoretical preparation for the Master Thesis. The practical is terminated by an oral presentation of the experimental results and submission of a written report.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Professional competence:

− Performing scientific work on a research project using current methods, and data analysis.

− Planning and execution of experiments with an increasing degree of independence.

− Increasing ability for evaluation, interpreting, presenting and critically discussing experimental results in an oral presentation and a written research report.

Methodological competence:

− Ability to understand and successfully apply experimental methods in biological research.

Social competence: ---


− Working individually in a research laboratory, self-responsible interaction with supervisors and colleagues

Intended Learning Outcomes:

On successfully completing the module, students will be able to…

− use their practical skills for performing research projects.


Depending on the FM chosen, generally will be provided at or prior to the beginning of the course


Depending on the FM chosen

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

Experience to design and perform experiments individually and with a significant degree of independence. Knowledge of the theoretical background of the experiments and their underlying research project.

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)

Admission to Master Program ‘Biology’

References to Module / Module Number [BIO-FM-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[BIO-88.Z10-SG] M.Sc. Biology [Compulsory Elective Modules] Compulsatory elective reasearch practical [WP] Compulsory Elective