Postgraduate Course: The Use of Artificial Reproductive Technologies in Threatened Species (BIME11018)
|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 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.
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 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sharron Ogle
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
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