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BI3806: CONSERVATION IN PRACTICE (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2020 12:40


Course Overview

Interactive course that explores key underlying principles in
conservation and the challenges of applying those in the real world. 



Field excursion to important protected area to learn about the
practical issues of protecting biodiversity.

Guest lecturers from key figures in Scottish conservation and
other relevant disciplines to give you insight into career choices and
alternative perspectives. 



You will produce a poster and a project proposal and get feedback for
improving your presentation and writing skills.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Louise Ross

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of Biology (BI) or Ecology (EK) or Environmental Sciences (EV) or Forestry (FY) or Plant Science (PL) or Zoology (ZO)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

This course explores a range of current conservation issues in marine, terrestrial and freshwater systems. Our focus is on the development of conservation practice in Scotland, but the course highlights the role that international legislation and agreements have in shaping national conservation priorities. Case studies, site visits and group presentations are key components of the course and there is an emphasis on interation and group work.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 31 - 34, 38
  • 1 during University weeks 31 - 34, 38
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 31 - 34

More Information about Week Numbers


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

Critical review of conservation issue

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Individualised written feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Grant proposal

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Individualised written feedback on final submission; informal verbal feedback in preparation tutorials

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Evaluation of peers' proposal

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written individualised feedback; informal feedback in tutorials and during presentations

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Concept note for proposal

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Verbal feedback in tutorial setting, individualised written feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

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