Postgraduate Course: Managing Ecosystems for Human Health and Wellbeing (BIME11023)
|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 focus on the recent impact mankind has had on his environment that has lead to declining capacity of ecosystems to meet the needs of an ever expanding human population. We will explore the link between conservation and human well being, with the view to highlighting ways in which ecosystems can be managed to support the needs of those communities that rely on them.
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:
&· Appreciate the rights of local populations to access resources in the wider context of ecosystem management (for example deforestation vs individual rights to farm).
&· Understand on a global level, the legislation and managerial committees whose role it is to improve management policies and practises.
&· Understand the key practices in restoration of over utilised ecosystems.
&· Describe the process of post-disaster rehabilitation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sharron Ogle
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
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