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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Biomedical Sciences : Biomedical Sciences

Postgraduate Course: Managing Ecosystems for Human Health and Wellbeing (BIME11023)

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 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.
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.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
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.
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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