Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
Residential field course designed to provide you with training in field identification and sampling techniques in Cromarty or Millport.
Group based project work provides skills in team working, data collection, analysis and presentation.
Hard work throughout the days is rewarded through the development of deep understanding and the enjoyment of spending time with peers and staff.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
Includes training in the identification of animals and the methods needed to assess their population densities. Also includes group work, in which 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.
There will be two versions of this course, one in Cromarty and one in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae.
Please note that places are limited and, due to health and safety regulations, the School reserves the right to move students onto another field course when capacity is reached.
Dates for Cromarty course - Sun 19th May - Fri 24th May 2019.
Dates for Millport course - Mon 20th May - Sun 26th May 2019.
Costs: £200. Deposit (inc): £50
Deposits are normally non-refundable. The cases where deposits are likely to be refunded are as
1) where there is good cause for student withdrawing from a field course, good cause is
determined by DoT or nominated person;
2) where the withdrawal has not resulted in a gap because a different student has enrolled
to take that place; and,
3) when the student withdraws from the course in good time and before the end of the
Full payments are also normally non-refundable. The cases where full refunds may be made are
similar to points 1 and 2 above.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Presentation and short report (50%), Assessment of performance during hte course work (50%)
There are no assessments for this course.
There is frequent feedback during the course and also specific feedback provided on the report/presentation.