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BI4802: TOPICS IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 25 Oct 2022 15:40


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 Vasilis Louca
  • Dr Lesley Lancaster

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

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

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.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 32 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 32, 34

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Creative group presentation.

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

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 35
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Group presentation - science talk.

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

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 35
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.

Word Count
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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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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