Postgraduate Course: Invasive Non-Native Species (BIME11012)
|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||This course will illustrate the threat posed to ecosystems by invasive and non-native species. The impact these species can have on local biodiversity and overall ecosystem health is exceeded only by that of habitat loss and is thus a key consideration for long-term ecosystem management and sustainability.
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:
- Understand what is meant by an 'invasive non-native' species and appreciate what makes this combination of features such a threat to ecosystems.
- Give examples of where invasive non-native species have had a significant impact on a given ecosystem.
- Discuss the management options to control invasive non-native species and their relative merits and likely successes.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sharron Ogle
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
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