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300086 UE Comparative morphology and evolution of basal vertebrates (2019S)

5.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 20 participants
Language: German



The course will be held as block course from June 3 to June 14. Course hours are from 09:00 - 16:00 hrs.
On 05.03.2019 the first meeting of this course will take place in room 2U223 (UZA2) at 13:00 o'clock. At the preliminary meeting, the lecture dates will be discussed, since the course will be carried out as a block course (10 days). Maximum number of participants is 12.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Better understanding of the morphology of the vertebrate skull in a functional and evolutionary context.

Assessment and permitted materials

Compulsory attendance. In justified cases it is allowed to miss one day. Drawings of the dissected specimens (Weighting: 70%) and an oral presentation (in groups) focusing on the dissected specimen on the last day of course (Weighting: 30%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will learn basic comparative anatomy of selected representatives of vertebrates with focus on the cranial morphology. During the course, teams of two students are dissecting one specimen. Aim of the course is, that the students are able to understand comparative aspects of vertebrate evolution at the end of this course.

Examination topics

Lectures of selected topics will be given on several days of the course. Afterwards, dissections will be carried out.

Reading list

Literatur wird während des Kurses zur Verfügung gestellt.
Präparationsbesteck, Laborkittel und Zeichenutensilien sind mitzubringen.

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