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Attended Lectures and Colloquia



Every master’s student Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences has to earn 20 colloquia points, which equal 1 EC. The colloquium points can be earned in three ways:

  • By attending the oral presentations (of Research Project 1 or 2) of master’s students of BPS. These colloquia are announced via email and blackboard by the study advisers. 1 oral presentation = 1 colloquium point; at least 10 oral presentations of students of BPS should to be attended.

  • By attending symposiums organized by „Aesculapius” or the LACDR. Announcements can be found on the notice board in front of the room of the study advisers. 1 symposium = 2 colloquium points; in total, a maximum of 6 points can be obtained in this way.

  • By attending seminars organized by the LACDR. Announcements can be found in the elevator halls. 1 seminar = 1 colloquium point; in total, a maximum of 4 points can be obtained in this way.

  • Students following the SBB specialisation may attend SBB colloquia, with a maximum of 5. These students should follow at least 10 colloquia of Master’s students of BPS as well.

Master students in BPS attending colloquia are obliged to fill out an evaluation form in order to earn colloquium points. Colloquium points will only be provided if the form is filled out completely, including a well defined question, student name, student number and signature of LACDR staff member. Raising a question during the colloquia is mandatory.



Admission requirement

Students of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences. Note: bachelor students (except for those who started their bachelor internship) are allowed to visit the colloquia, but can not earn colloquia points yet.

Mode of instruction


Reading list


Course objectives

  • The student learns about some of the main competences Master’s in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences require (e.g. presentation skills, critical evaluation of data and raising questions).

  • Students are able to listen to a scientific presentation, and can critically reflect on the rational and experimental approach of the study as well as on the results presented and conclusions drawn by the authors.

  • The students learns to critically evaluate a scientific presentation and can raise questions.

  • The student can evaluate the presentation skills of the presenter.

Assessment method



The colloquia are announced 2 weeks prior to the presentation.


Application via uSis.