Last modified: 30 May 2017 16:30
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Over approximately 3.7 billion years, living organisms on the Earth have diversified and adapted to every possible environment. This course will introduce the clues used to reconstruct the evolutionary tree of life and examine the amazing diversity of life through time, focusing on major lineages of organisms from fungi, through plants to invertebrates and vertebrates.
Course practicals require the use of a lab coat which can be purchased locally for £15
Only SBS students may register for this course in 2015/16
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: Six practical hand-ins (40%), plus exam (60%). Exam will be MCQ and short answer.
There is no formal formative assessment but students will have opportunity to engage in discussions with other students, staff and demonstrators during practical classes which will allow them to assess their own understanding of the course content.
Students will receive regular written feedback on each practical report before the start of the next practical class. Students will have opportunity to discuss their work with staff and demonstrators during practical classes.