Universität Wien FIND

280081 VU MA-ERD-15 Morphology of Functions (PI) (2016W)

Continuous assessment of course work

The language used is German but will be switched to English if necessary. Presentations are in English.
Inscription to course necessary (https://uspace.univie.ac.at)
Participation is obligatory (starting with the second course unit) for successfully passing the course in addition to successfully passing the written examinations. A maximum of one course unit per major topic (Palaeobotany, Invertebrates, Vertebrates) is allowed to miss with justification.

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 06.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Thursday 13.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Thursday 20.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Thursday 27.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Thursday 03.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Thursday 10.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Thursday 17.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Thursday 24.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Thursday 01.12. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Thursday 15.12. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Thursday 12.01. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Thursday 19.01. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II
Thursday 26.01. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie 2B311 3.OG UZA II

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

06.10.2016: Introduction (JK)
13.10. 2016: Palaeobotany (CH & RZ)
20.10. 2016: Palaeobotany (CH & RZ)
27.10. 2016: Palaeobotany (CH & RZ)
03.11. 2016: Palaeobotany + 1. Intermediate Examination (CH & RZ)
10.11. 2016 Invertebrates: Foraminifers (WE)
17.11. 2016: Invertebrates: Bivalvia (DGR)
24.11. 2016: Invertebrates. Brachiopoda (DGR)
01.12. 2016: Invertebrates: Crinoidea (AE)
08.12.2016: Holiday (no course)
15.12. 2015: Invertebrates: Echinoidea + 2. Intermediate Examination (AE)
12.01.2017: Function of Skeleton and Skull of Vertebrates (JK)
19.01.2017: Axial Skeleton of Vertebrates (JK)
26.01.2016: Appendicular skeleton of Vertebrates vertebrates + 3. Intermediate
Examination (JK)

Assessment and permitted materials

Three written examinations after each major topic:
1) Palaeobotany: Nov. 03, 2016 (max. 40 points)
2) Invertebrates: Dec. 15, 2016 (max. 40 points)
3) Vertebrates: Jan. 26, 2017 (max. 40 points)

The course comprises ‘pi’ and ‘npi’ portions. And will be conducted according to the ‘pi’ rules.

Three continual assessments have to be completed (each 40 points). For dates see above (Contents).

An additional examination will be offered on 29 Feb. 2017 for those who were not able to attend one of the continual assessments due to illness or other important reasons (need to be proved), or to compensate for a negative continual assessment. Please check for conflicts with other continual assessments.

The course is successfully completed if each continual assessment is passed with at least 21 points. Grading is proportional to the sum of achieved points from all three continual assessments (at least 62 points).

Unjustified absence during a continual assessments is evaluated each with 0 points. Only in exceptional cases, a separate alternate date for a failed continual assessment is possible.

General attendance is obligatory on the first day of the course. Registered and on the first day unfounded absent persons are permanently excluded from the course.

A consequence free, independent cancellation of this course is possible until Sunday, 15 Nov. 2016 via U:Space.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students understand the link between form and function and are able to interpret causalities between bodyplans of organisms and related functionalities. The know the mechanisms and patterns of evolutionary and adaptive processes shaping form and function.

Examination topics

Each course unit will start at 13:00 h (c.t.) with an introductory lecture (ca. 90 min) and will commence with a practical part (ca. 120 min) in which selected organisms will be used to gain deeper understandings of how anatomical structures work. The examination includes theoretical and practical aspects taught during each course.

Reading list


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