Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 20:26
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Four separate courses make up the overall course and students choose one of these. All of them offer training and experience in relevant field skills, appropriate to the environment in which each course operates. Two are essentially marine, one covers terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and one concentrates on the parasites which are associated with vertebrate animals. All include training in the identification of animals and the methods needed to assess their population densities. All also include group work, in which the students choose an area of study and carry out a semi-independent project, including the collection of data, appropriate analysis and then reporting to the other course members on their findings. In the course of the field work, students will be helped to appreciate the interaction between the organisms and their habitat and the general features of the environment are also studied.
Field course costs £200
Students on the Fish and Shellfish Biology Shetland field course are required to purchase their evening meals
Available only to any student who has pre-requisites and a degree intention in a programme run by SBS.
Dates for the different trips are as follows:
Coastal Biodiversity: Sunday 20th May - Friday 25th May 2018
Fisheries Biology (Shetland): TBC
Freshwater and Terrestrial Ecology: Friday 18th May - Thursday 24th May 2018
Wildlife Parasitology: Saturday 19th May - Friday 25th May 2018
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Assessment is based on the presentation of a short written account of the course work, and/or a seminar presentation, as well as assessment of performance during the course work.
Resit: No resit is available for field courses.
There is no formal formative assessment, but staff constantly interact with the students and so make the students aware of their performance on a continual basis.
There is frequent feedback during the course and also specific feedback provided on the report/presentation.