Postgraduate Course: The Marine Environment (BIME11020)
|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||The marine environment encompasses a vast array of unique ecosystems, extending from coastal regions to deep oceans and includes some of the most threatened habitats, particularly the world's coral reefs. Man's link with the marine environment is historically very strong and this course will investigate the resulting threats to its sustainability with increasing human demands. In particular, the issues of nonsustainable fishing, pollution, translocation of invasive non-native species and the possible effects of climate change.
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 the historical context to man's links with the marine environment.
* Give examples of the principle threats to marine environments worldwide.
* Discuss the possible impact of climate change on the marine environment.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sharron Ogle
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
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