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300068 UE Practical courses in Zoology, part 1 (2016W)

parallel courses

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 120 participants
Language: German



Die Vorbesprechung findet am am 03.10.2016 um 14:15 im Hörsaal 1,
UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien statt.

MO und MI wtl. von 03.10.2016-30.01.2017 14:15-15:30 Ort: Hörsaal 1, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien,
15:30-17:00 Ort: Übungsraum 2 und 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien


Aims, contents and method of the course

On the basis of selected species, a comparative elaboration of the anatomy and organisation of important animal phyla and subgroups has to be achieved. This Part 1 deals with chordate animals and vertebrates and with arthropods. After a preparatory lecture, animals are dissected and/or analysed by microscopy of histological sections. Overview and detailed drawings of the objects have to be made.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance is verified by checking of the drawings. Performance is evaluated by three mid-term test (10 minutes) and a 90-minutes final exam. Mid-term test contribute 20% each, the final exam 40% to the total grade. A minimum of 60% is required to pass the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students are familiar with the morphology, development, phylogeny, and biology of vertebrates and arthropods. They acquire expertise in animal dissection and light microscopic techniques. Students can interpret morphological characters in comparative and phylogenetic contexts.

Examination topics

Introductory lecture, practical work with stereo and light microscopes, demonstrations, scientific drawing and protocols

Reading list

Westheide & Rieger (Hrg.) Spezielle Zoologie

Association in the course directory

BZO 1, B-BZO 1

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:43