Postgraduate Course: Climate Change: Policy and Practice (BIME11027)
|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||We will discuss how climate change will have major consequences for food production, water availability, ecosystems and human health, migration pressures, and regional instability; to review the international legislation and policy that hopes to address some of these issues.
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:
* Define what is meant by the term 'climate change' and be able to reference the scientific evidence that reinforces this definition.
* Appreciate the difficulties in global unilateral agreement to effect policy related to climate change; and the gulf between developing and developed nations.
* Understand the consequences of climate change and the challenges faced in trying to overcome them.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sharron Ogle
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
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