Universität Wien FIND

280081 VU MA-ERD-15 Morphology of Functions (PI) (2017W)

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.

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

05.10.2017: Introduction (JK)
12.10. 2017: Palaeobotany (CH & RZ)
19.10. 2017: Palaeobotany (CH & RZ)
09.11. 2017: Palaeobotany (CH & RZ)
16.11. 2017: Palaeobotany + 1. Intermediate Examination (CH & RZ)
23.11. 2017: Invertebrates: Foraminifers (WE)
30.11. 2017: Invertebrates: Bivalvia (MZ)
07.12. 2017: Invertebrates. Brachiopoda (DGR)
14.12. 2017: Invertebrates: Crinoidea (MZ) + 2. Intermediate Examination
11.01. 2018: Vertebrata: Cranium (JK)
18.01. 2018: Vertebrata: Axial skeleton (JK)
25.01.2018: Vertebrata: Appendicular skeleton (JK) + 3. Intermediate Examination

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.

Thursday 05.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Thursday 12.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Thursday 19.10. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Thursday 09.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Thursday 16.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Thursday 23.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Thursday 30.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Thursday 07.12. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Thursday 14.12. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Thursday 11.01. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Thursday 18.01. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II
Thursday 25.01. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Paläontologie "Melchior Neumayr" 2A502 5.OG UZA II

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

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.

Assessment and permitted materials

Three written examinations after each major topic:
1) Palaeobotany: Nov. 16, 2017 (max. 40 points)
2) Invertebrates: Dec. 14, 2017 (max. 40 points)
3) Vertebrates: Jan. 25, 2018 (max. 40 points)

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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

An additional examination will be offered on 28 Feb. 2018 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.

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

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