Course code BIO140

BIO140 Introduction to Biology

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Course responsible: Simen Rød Sandve
Teachers: Siri Fjellheim, Geir Mathiesen, Else Marie Aasen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2007H
Preferential right:
B-BIOL.
Course contents:
The subject Biology will be illuminated through lectures, field and laboratoy assignments and visits to small and medium-sized businesses based on biological know-how. The students have to write reports and give presentations. An introduction to ICT and library is offered.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge

  • knowledge about biology research at NMBU
  • overview of NMBU’s rules regarding plagiarism
  • overview of NMBU-services, for example student counceling and student health services, which could be of help for NMBU-students through their study program
  • insights into the types of jobs it is possible to get with a biology degree
  • become familiarized with fellow students and lecturers

Skills

  • can use the university- and university library ICT-systems
  • can use basic ICT-tools like word and power point to write lab-reports and design posters for oral presentations
  • basic skills in oral presentations
  • can conduct basic experiments in the laboratory and in the field

General Competence

  • experience with being a student at NMBU
  • ability to find relevant information and help to succeed as a student at NMBU
Learning activities:
LecturesConducting laboratory- and field experimentsExcursionUse of ICT-tools to design a scientific poster Written reports from lab- and field experimentsOral presentation of a poster
Teaching support:
Canvas
Syllabus:
The curriculum is announced on the first day of lectures.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Field and laboratory work and field trips with reports. The studets shall make and present a poster. All activities are compulsory.
Assessment:
Evaluation through laboratory and field reports, the making of a poster and the oral presentation of the poster. Both reports, the poster and the presentation must be approved before a passing grade is given.
Nominal workload:
125 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
BIO101, MINA100, PJH102, NATF100 and SKOG100 will be reduced with 3 ECTS
Type of course:
12 lectures, ca 40 hours excursion, laboratory and field trips.
Examiner:
An external examiner (together with the course responsible) is present at the poster presentations and contributes to evaluatioion of assignments and the poster.
Examination details: Portfolio: Passed / Failed