551-0106-00L  Fundamentals of Biology IB

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersS. C. Zeeman, J. Levine, O. Y. Martin, M. Stoffel, G. Velicer, A. Wutz
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


551-0106-00 GGrundlagen der Biologie IB5 hrs
Mon13:15-15:00NO C 60 »
Tue15:15-17:00HG E 7 »
Fri10:45-11:30HCI G 3 »
S. C. Zeeman, J. Levine, O. Y. Martin, M. Stoffel, G. Velicer, A. Wutz

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AbstractThis course is an introduction into the basic principles of evolution, diversity, animal/plant form and function, and ecology.
ObjectiveIntroduction into aspects of modern biology and fundamental biological concepts.
ContentThe course is divided into distinct chapters
1. Mechanisms of evolution.
2. The evolutionary history of biological diversity (bacteria and archea, protists, plants and animals).
3. Plant form and function (growth and development, nutrient and resource acquisition, reproduction and environmental responses).
4. Animal form and function (nutrition, immune system, hormones, reproduction, nervous system and behaviour).
5. Ecology (population ecology, community ecology, ecosystems and conservation ecology).
Lecture notesNo script
LiteratureThis course is based on the textbook 'Biology' (Campbell, Reece, 9th edition). The structure of the course follows that of the book. It is recommended to purchase the English version.
Prerequisites / NoticePart of the contents of the book need to be learned through independent study.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Biology 2013; Version 10.03.2020 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Health Sciences and Technology 2013; Version 23.05.2017 (First Year Examinations)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Interdisciplinary Sciences 2010; Version 27.03.2018 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Pharmaceutical Sciences 2013; Version 30.06.2020 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Health Sciences and Technology 2013; Version 27.05.2015 (First Year Examinations)
ECTS credits5 credits
ExaminersS. C. Zeeman, J. Levine, O. Y. Martin, M. Stoffel, G. Velicer, A. Wutz
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 150 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationDie Prüfungsfragen können in Deutsch, Französisch, Italienisch und Englisch beantwortet werden.
Written aidsEinfacher Taschenrechner
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Offered in

Biology BachelorCompulsory Subjects First Year ExaminationsOInformation
Interdisciplinary Sciences BachelorCompulsory Subjects First Year ExaminationsOInformation
Interdisciplinary Sciences BachelorElectivesWInformation
Pharmaceutical Sciences BachelorFirst Year ExaminationsOInformation