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Postgraduate Course: Land Use and Food Security (BIME11011)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryWith 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 04/08/2014
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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.
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Sharron Ogle
Tel:
Email: sogle@staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
Email: Lauren.Sandford@ed.ac.uk
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