Undergraduate Course: Origin and Diversity of Life 1 (BILG08001)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||A theoretical and practical examination of the origins and diversity of living organisms. The course involves discussion of the form and function of organisms in terms of their structural and metabolic adaptations to habitat, with a consideration of genetics and of the evolutionary origins of species diversity. Students with unsatisfactory attendance or marks in laboratory practicals will be required to sit a degree practical examiniation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 30,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 24,
Fieldwork Hours 6,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Continuous assessment 40%: (a) satisfactory laboratory work, including a practical assignment (15%) (b) 1500 word course essay (25%).
Dec degree examination = 60%.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Origin and Diversity of Life 1||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| Increased understanding of biological processes.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Tutorial M, Tu or F afternoons at 1500 or 1600.
|Course organiser||Dr Richard Milne
Tel: (0131 6)50 5322
|Course secretary||Mr Alistair Bryden
Tel: (0131 6)50 8637
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