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BI25F2: COASTAL BIODIVERSITY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

Residential field course designed to provide you with training in field identification and sampling techniques in Cromarty.

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. 

Please note that the information provided is subject to change due to the ongoing Covid-19 government guidelines

 

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
  • Dr a douglas
  • Professor paul thompson

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

  • Either Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3
  • One of BSc Biology or BSc Conservation Biology or BSc Zoology or BSc Marine Biology or BSc Animal Behaviour or BSc Ecology

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
Field Course Costs GBP 180.00

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Assessment of performance during the course work

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

There is frequent feedback during the course and also specific feedback provided on the report/presentation.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Presentation and short report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

There is frequent feedback during the course and also specific feedback provided on the report/presentation.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyto develop skills for assessing species, community and ecosystem identification and characterisation
ProceduralApplyto develop observational and recording skills for organisms in a variety of coastal habitats
ConceptualApplyRecognise the roles of the different organisations responsible for the management and conservation of different habitats and species around Scotland
ConceptualUnderstand• Understand the range of different approaches that can be used to monitor and measure biodiversity in marine, coastal and terrestrial habitats

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