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Book exam


Admission requirements

BSc in Biology


Coordinator: Dr. H.J.M. Linthorst


Book exam is an independent module, for which the student is expected to study (specific chapters of) a biological textbook or a book covering a specialist biological subject, supplemented with one or two recent reviews from a scientific journal. There are no lectures or other type of contact teaching. The grade is given solely based on the student’s performance in the examination.

Learning goals

Course objectives:
Book Exam aims to provide the student with basic scientific background that has not already been covered in the BSc programme or in the introductory Msc courses and that is relevant for the student’s MSc specialisation and research project.

Final qualifications:
The student is able to extract concepts and knowledge on a specific subject from a larger scientific field and to express and explain them.


Exam: 25 February 2016

Mode of instruction

Self study
The responsible examiner is available for questions about the selected subject.

Assessment method

Written examination


A list of subjects is available on Blackboard, module Book Exam.

Reading list

For each Master specialisation a list of subjects is available on Blackboard. The student is expected to select a subject of interest from this list and contact the responsible examiner for arrangements on the study materials and examination requirements.


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