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Biology is characterised by tremendous technical dynamics and variety. Apart from the classical areas of specialisation of Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Genetics, Physiology, and Ecology, there are numerous related disciplines such Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Biomedicine, Bioengineering, and Bioethics. The programme offers an overview of the various disciplines of biology and teaches the fundamentals of the subject (e.g. Structure and Function of Organisms; Cellular Biology; Ecology and Evolution; Development and Human Biology).
As teaching biological interrelations in schools requires solid knowledge of chemistry and physics, those students who have not chosen Chemistry as their additional academic subject must complete a supplementary Chemistry/Physics module.
Throughout several semesters, the students are continuously taught the methodological fundamentals of good biology lessons in the the modules of Subject-related Didactics. These skills are directly applied in the Practical Semester and are enhanced throughout additional methodological components of the programme.