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BI25F7: FIELD BIOLOGY (ONLINE) (2020-2021)

Last modified: 07 Jan 2021 11:50


Course Overview

By working through a range of online activities you will develop your understanding of field sampling methods and design considerations, your capacity to use keys and identify organisms, to work with field data sourced form a range of habitats, and to increase your awareness of fieldwork risk assessments.

Twelve modules provide structured activities and lecture content to help you appreciate why certain methods are used, what data are collected, how they are analysed, and what some of the limitations of the methods and data might be.

You will demonstrate your achievements of the course learning outcomes by passing a test at the end of the course.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Cath Dennis

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Modules on the course include: field work risk assessment; Phase 1 habitat survey; monitoring marine mammal populations; monitoring bird populations; invertebrate sampling, freshwater; biodiversity survey, Ythan mud flats; site survey, sandy shore; sea bed community analysis; monitoring small mammal populations; invertebrate sampling, terrestrial; and, monitoring marine fish populations.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 43 Feedback Weeks 44

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Feedback

In order to gain access to this on-line test students are required to complete all of the units in the course and the formative assessments associated with the units. Feedback will be embedded for each question in the test and this will be released once the deadline has passed.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandTo demonstrate an understanding of the risks associated with field work and how to mitigate these and capture them in a risk assessment
ProceduralAnalyseTo analyse and present field data generated from a range of field sampling methods
ProceduralApplyTo use keys to identify and classify common species found in a variety of habitats common in Scotland
ProceduralUnderstandTo demonstrate an awareness of sampling methods appropriate for a variety of habitats

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandTo demonstrate an understanding of the risks associated with field work and how to mitigate these and capture them in a risk assessment
ProceduralUnderstandTo demonstrate an awareness of sampling methods appropriate for a variety of habitats
ProceduralApplyTo use keys to identify and classify common species found in a variety of habitats common in Scotland
ProceduralAnalyseTo analyse and present field data generated from a range of field sampling methods

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