Advanced Lab Course in Physics for M. Ed. Students
Module PH9130 [FOPRA Edu]
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
PH9130 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered every semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Physics Modules for Students of Education
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|120 h||2 h||4 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH9130 is the Dean of Studies at Physics Department.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Advanced experiments dealing with different topics from experimental physics are carried out. The subjects of the experiments correspond to the research areas of the physics department institutes. There are no thematic restrictions in choosing the lab course experiments.
After the successful participation in the module the student is able to:
- prepare self-dependently for a scientific experiment as far as possible
- operate under guidance a complex experimental setup and carry out a scientific experiment
- record all important data during measurement
- evaluate the obtained data and write a scientific report
This module gives an introduction to the methods of experimental physics research and enables the students to take part at complex experiments. The module consists of experiments which are carried out independently from each other and which represent a workload of one credit each. In order to gain an insight in all of the research fields worked on at the physics department (nuclear, particle and astrophysics / condensed matter / biophysics / applied and engineering physics) the module consists of four experiments with a workload of four credits in total which is sufficient to reach the learning outcome. A further increase in workload would not result in a qualitative improvement. As the module is passed in doing the experiments successfully with no explicit exam there is no increase in number of exams in total.
PH0001, PH0002, PH0003, PH0004
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
Learning and Teaching Methods
The lab course is carried out in groups of maximum 3 participants. The groups are working self-dependently as far as possible. A supervisor supports the group in case that questions or problems arise.
lab course experiments
data acquisition (manual and / or computer-assisted)
experiment manuals and continuative literature (denoted in the manual)
Description of exams and course work
Altogether 4 credits have to be achieved from the catalogue of advanced lab course experiments. For each successfully completed experiment one credit is recorded (for some experiments two credits are recorded).
For the successful completion of an advanced lab course experiment following parts have to be carried out:
- introductory discussion with the experiment supervisor, a preparation for the experiment has to be proved
- experimentation and recording experimental data
- preparation of a written lab report
- concluding oral discussion
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.