Free Electives

Modul PS1500-KP05

Sustainability Science with Focus on Ecology & Biotechnology (NachWiss)


1 Semester
Turnus of offer:

every summer semester
Credit points:

Course of studies, specific field and terms:
  • Master Interdisciplinary Courses (optional subject), interdisciplinary competence, Arbitrary semester
  • Bachelor Interdisciplinary Courses for health sciences (optional subject), interdisciplinary competence, Arbitrary semester
  • Bachelor Interdisciplinary Courses (optional subject), interdisciplinary competence, Arbitrary semester
Classes and lectures:
  • PS1500-Ü: Sustainability Science (exercise, 1 SWS)
  • PS1500-S: Sustainability Science (seminar, 1 SWS)
  • PS1500-V: Sustainability Science (lecture, 2 SWS)
  • 90 Hours private studies
  • 60 Hours in-classroom work
Contents of teaching:
  • Introduction to scientific perspectives on sustainability
  • Basic concepts of ecosystem and biodiversity
  • Foundations for food security and healthy nutrition in the context of the bioeconomy
  • Review of the importance of biotechnology for the bioeconomy
  • Significance of chemical substances in the environment
  • Basics of global material cycles (earth system, climate)
  • Conditions for a sustainable bioeconomy
  • Basics on the importance of transgenic animals and plants
  • Students can use examples to explain the terms sustainability, bioeconomy and biotechnology
  • They can assess selected technological developments with regard to their influence on sustainability
  • They will learn exemplary different processes to get a practical insight into the bioeconomy
  • They understand the fundamental importance of biotechnology for a sustainable bioeconomy
  • They will learn about examples of the close link between sustainable bioeconomy and biotechnology
  • They will gain insight into the use of extracorporeal cell cultures, sustainable medical processes, and biomass production and utilization
  • They will learn about the construction of recirculating systems or the ecologically sound use of marine biomass
  • They can professionally evaluate the topics of sustainability and bioeconomy in new subject areas
  • They have a profound knowledge to be able to assess technologies and processes with regard to their sustainability
Grading through:
  • portfolio exam
Responsible for this module:
  • Harald Heinrichs, Gerd Michelsen: Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaften - Springer Spektrum; 2014
  • Joachim Pietzsch: Bioökonomie für Einsteiger - Springer Spektrum; 1. Aufl. 2017 Edition
  • Reinhard Renneberg, Darja Süßbier, Viola Berkling, Vanya Loroch: Biotechnologie für Einsteiger - Springer Spektrum; 5. Aufl. 2018
  • Daniela Thrän, Urs Moesenfechtel: Das System Bioökonomie - Springer Spektrum; 1. Aufl. 2020
  • offered only in German

Admission requirements for taking the module:
- None

Admission requirements for participation in module examination(s):
- Successful and regular participation in the seminar

Module Examination(s):
- PS1500-L1: Sustainability Science with a Focus on Ecology & Biotechnology, portfolio examination consisting of: 50 points in the form of a term paper completed independently during the semester and 50 points in the form of a presentation, 100% of the (non-existent) module grade

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