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Postgraduate Course: The Use of Artificial Reproductive Technologies in Threatened Species (BIME11018)

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
SummaryThis course will present materials related to the use of ARTs in wildlife conservation, including artificial insemination (AI), in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), gene-banking and cloning. The technical difficulties in using these techniques and the ethical questions that arise from them will be discussed in some detail.
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 Full Year
Course Start Date 15/09/2014
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 procedures involved in ARTs such as AI, IVF, gene-banking and cloning.
& Understand basic reproductive physiology relevant to the application of ARTs such as AI and IVF.
& Understand the drivers for using these techniques in wildlife conservation and give some examples of where they have already been used.
& Argue for or against the use of ARTs based on ethical and other considerations.
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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