Postgraduate Course: The Modern Zoo (BIME11019)
|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 the principle activities of the 'modern zoo', based around their common goals of education, conservation and research in addition to their more traditional role as visitor attractions and entertainment centres. There will be examples of how zoological collections can contribute to conservation efforts, from providing funding to in-situ projects, to education for visitors on conservation themes, to the conservation breeding of threatened species.
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:
* Understand the principles behind zoological collections in the 21st Century.
* Be aware of the historical development and tradition of zoological collections.
* Be able to engage with controversial issues, such as captivity, animal welfare in the context of conservation and the artificial protection of species.
* Be able to give an example of how a zoological collection has contributed in some way to conservation, education or research.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sharron Ogle
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
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