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Postgraduate Course: Ex-Situ Wildlife Management (BIME11030)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaBiomedical Sciences Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will look at the management of wildlife species outside of their natural habitat, typically within zoological collections. It will describe the many reasons or ex-situ management and the basic strategy for establishing and maintaining healthy and sustainable populations.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Online Activities 25, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 53 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
& Describe the arguments for creating and maintaining populations of wild species outside of their natural habitat, and appreciate the ethical considerations surrounding the establishment of ex-situ populations.
& Understand the basic principles of establishing new ex-situ populations.
& Understand the underlying genetic considerations for long-term population viability.
& Describe the major limiting factors on successful ex-situ population management.
& Give examples of where ex-situ population management has had a positive impact on conservation of the species, for example where it has resulted in successful reintroduction of animals to their native range.
Assessment Information
Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities will constitute 40% of their overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Approximately 10-14 hours a week (includes online talks and independent study such as reading, engaging with online resources and assessment activities)
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMiss Sharron Ogle
Tel:
Email: sogle@staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 1824
Email: Lauren.Sandford@ed.ac.uk
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