Universität Wien

301138 SE Behavior, Rhythms and Neurological Diseases (2020W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 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. 24 participants
Language: English



see german version


Aims, contents and method of the course

scientific: Guide the students to become familiar with the field of biological rhythms, behavior and neurological diseases and how these aspects are interrelated and can impact on each other.

presentation: Guide the students to be able to extract the key messages from the often complex primary scientific literature and to constructively evaluate these key results. (in English)

Assessment and permitted materials

student performance will be graded according to:
scientific understanding of the paper in the (slightly) more general scientific context, ability to respond to questions in a knowledgable or logical way (obviously it is not expected from the students to know all the scientific literature, but in such cases it will be expected to go logically about specific questions)

about 40percent

ability to extract and present the key messages, quality of slides

about 40percent

interactions during the presentations of other students

about 20percent

language ability has no impact on the grade

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

minimal requirements are to have sufficient scientific background knowledge and English language abilities to be able to make sense of primary scientific literature (with some help of respective teachers for specific details)

judgement of performance: see previous point above

Examination topics

see details provided in the two sections above

Reading list

literature will be provided during the seminar

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Fr 08.01.2021 14:09