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BI4802: TOPICS IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2020 12:45


Course Overview

Interactive course that allows you to explore in depth one topic that dominates current discourses in conservation. 

You will write an essay, and give a science presentation to develop critical writing and presentation skills for a scientific audience.

You will also give a creative presentation to develop skills in getting your message across to a general audience

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
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 BSc Biology (Studied) or BSc Conservation Biology (Studied) or BSc Zoology (Studied) or BSc Animal Ecology (Studied) or BSc Marine Biology (Studied) or Bachelor Of Science In Animal Behaviour And Welfare (Studied) or BSc Animal Behaviour (Studied) or BSc Behavioural Biology (Studied) or MSci Biological Sciences (Studied) or BSc Plant and Soil Sciences (Studied) or BSc Ecology (Studied) or BSc Forestry (Studied) or BSc Forest Sciences (Studied) or BSc Environmental Science (Studied)
  • Either BI3506 Conservation in Practice (Passed) or BI3806 Conservation in Practice (Passed)
  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students will be introduced to topics which are currently important within Conservation Biology (such as how do we alleviate poverty and conserve biodiversity? How do we mainstream conservation?). Each topic will be introduced; then students will choose topics, work in teams to research the topic. Each student will produce a written account and contribute to presentations aimed at a scientific and public audience.

This course is not a lecture-based course, students are required to do their own research on their topic and to manage their own time.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 31 - 32, 38
  • 2 Seminars during University week34
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 31, 33

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

Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be provided as written comments on the essays and presentations.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Each student will receive individual feedback and a mark for each task. Feedback will be provided as written comments on the essays and presentations.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Re-submission of failed element

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

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