ECOS1091 Workshop for different organism groups (1–4 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


During course sessions, identification of certain taxonomic groups of organisms and their basic biology and ecology are learnt.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the student should be able to

· describe the most important morphological characteristics of the taxonomic groups in question, as well as the most important points that should be taken into account when identifying individuals of these groups.

· properly handle samples of each group of organisms and is able to identify individuals to species or other reasonable taxonomical level.

describe the main features of biology, ecology and species diversity in these organism groups.

Additional information

Sessions are organized according to separate announcements in the evening hours (16-20).

Description of prerequisites

Basic level courses of species knowledge.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (1–4 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Evaluation criteria:
Attendance at the sessions, scale: pass/fail.
English, Finnish
Study methods:

Demonstrations and exercises in the laboratory. Field trips also possible. Six attendances equal two credits.

Study materials:

Identification keys for organism groups and other instructions.