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Lectures 2021/22

Applied Life Sciences

> English in Science & Career I ILV
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English in Science & Career I ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

2SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

The course will deal with all four areas of language skills: reading/writing/talking/listening.

The emphasis in the 3rd semester will be on spoken English (presentations (spontaneous and prepared)).

Oral presentations will be an important part of the semesters's work.

Grammar revision (where appropriate) will be offerred.

ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE LESSON IS VERY IMPORTANT AND WILL BE GRADED!

Assessment methods

Your command of English, both spoken and written, will be continuously assessed during the semester and will be reflected in the final semester mark. Moreover your active participation in the lessons will also contribute to the overall mark.

Teaching methods

Spontaneous and prepared presentations. Brainstormings, Discussions, Debates. ‘Language clinics’. Individual, pair- and group-work. Self-reflection is a major focus of the course.

Language

English

> Industry Practical PR
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Industry Practical PR

Lector: FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

0SWS
25ECTS

Lecture contents

The internship serves as an introduction for the students to work independently. The tasks begin with the search for a suitable internship and internship supervisor. Students learn under the supervision of a professional the relevant professional practice in a biotechnology company/research institute and/or independent scientific work. During the internship the subject-, methodological and social competencies acquired during the study, will be implemented in the desired field of occupational activity and practically consolidated.
Another important teaching content is to summarize the internship results in form of an internship report and the documentation of scientific results.

Assessment methods

Assessment of practical supervisor

Teaching methods

Practical

Language

German-English

> Introduction to Molecular Biological Lab Technique…
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Introduction to Molecular Biological Lab Techniques LAB

Lector: Kay Holleis, BSc MSc, FH-Prof. Dr. Herbert Wank, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

In this course the students will get a crash-course in "how to handle an automatic pipet". Then the students perform several restriction digestions in order to map an unknown piece of DNA. At the end of the course, the students determine the concentration of an unknown DNA-Sample spectrophotometrically (including calculation).

Assessment methods

Enthusiasm, Protocol in English

Teaching methods

Independent work in the laboratory
Introductory remarks from the lector/tutor
Independent drawing of a plasmid map
Writing of a protocol

Language

German

> Intercultural Teams in Interdisciplinary Projects …
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Intercultural Teams in Interdisciplinary Projects ILV

Lector: Monika Frauwallner, DI Franz Gatterer, MBA, Dr.in Mary Grace Wallis, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

1SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

The content of this integrated course, which is specially designed as the Kick-Off of the Master degree programme prepares the students from different countries, cultural backgrounds, universities, disciplines, and with individual life experiences to work together optimally in interdisciplinary, intercultural and international study and working environments. See the ‘Learning Outcomes' for further details.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Student-centred methods: presentations, discussions, individual and group tasks

Language

English

> Scientific Communication I ILV
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Scientific Communication I ILV

Lector: Dr.in Mary Grace Wallis, FH-Prof. Dr. Paul Watson

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

The scientific and ethical content (see the ‘Learning Outcomes' for specific details) of this course aligns with the aims of the Master degree programme, and by working closely with other lecturers compliments the content of the other courses.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Student-centred methods: presentations, discussions, written individual and group tasks, blended learning.

Language

English

> Master Thesis MT
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Master Thesis MT

0SWS
28ECTS

Lecture contents

Writing an English language Master‘s thesis.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Assessment by experts.

Teaching methods

Laboratory and literature research

Language

English