Course: Biological drawing

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Course title Biological drawing
Course code EKO/BIOKR
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hekera Petr, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Ďuriš Zdeňěk, doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Kuras Tomáš, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to the study. The content of training. The organization of works in practice and requirements for accreditation. Safety of work in the laboratory. 2. Biological drawing, principles of drawing, painting requirements in biology. 3. Methods of drawing with microscope and stereoscopic microscope 4. Estimated drawing (by eye), advantages and disadvantages. 5. Drawing with eyepiece scale. 6. Drawing with the help of ocular grid and the photographic artwork. 7. Using a drawing apparatus. 8. Ink and its treatment, shading. 9. Ethology in animal drawing. 10. Using a computer scanner to modify drawings. 11. Preparation of images for publication. 12. Editing and submitting theses to the required quality.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Observation, Demonstration, Training in job and motor Skils, Grafic and Art Activities
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to explain the importance of the illustrations in biology, learn students to use the free drawings and paintings with optical devices for imaging of biological objects and phenomena. Special emphasis will be on the drawing of microscopic objects with using of laboratory optics. The purpose is to make students able to presented a systematic or otherwise biologically significant shapes, textures, and proportions of individual parts of a whole object and use the skills acquired in practical exercises and in preparing theses.
The student develops the ability of drawing and its application in biological practice
Basic Illustrations skills and experience

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Submission of file of drawings in the required quality (evaluation trademark "1-3 ').
Recommended literature
  • COX J.A. Les coquilages dans la nature et dans l'art. 1979, New York, USA..
  • ROSTOVCEV N.N. Učebnyj risunok. 1976, Moskva., 1976..
  • RUPPERT E.E., BARNES R.D. Invertebrate zoology. 1994, Fort Worth..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Hydrobiology (2015) Biology courses - Winter
Faculty of Science Ecology and Environmental Protection (1) Ecology and environmental protection - Winter