Postgraduate Course: Land Use and Food Security (BIME11011)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||With an ever-expanding population, the issue of food security is becoming increasingly relevant for human populations around the world. This course will follow the changes man has imposed on land use over the last 100 years and the reasons for these changes. It will then go on to explore the implications of changing land use, particularly with respect to food security and the effect this can have on human populations.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Online Activities 25,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||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.
|No Exam Information
| At the end of this course, students should be able to:
&· Describe the changing patterns of land use over the last 100 years.
&· Understand the main drivers for changing land use.
&· Assess the impact changing land use has had on local biodiversity, productivity and ultimately on food security.
&· Discuss the importance of food security to human health and wellbeing.
&· Predict the possible impact(s) of climate change on future land use and resulting food security.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sharron Ogle
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
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