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Postgraduate Course: Ex-Situ Wildlife Management (BIME11030)

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 look at the management of wildlife species outside of their natural habitat, typically within zoological collections. It will describe the many reasons or ex-situ management and the basic strategy for establishing and maintaining healthy and sustainable populations.
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.
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
& Describe the arguments for creating and maintaining populations of wild species outside of their natural habitat, and appreciate the ethical considerations surrounding the establishment of ex-situ populations.
& Understand the basic principles of establishing new ex-situ populations.
& Understand the underlying genetic considerations for long-term population viability.
& Describe the major limiting factors on successful ex-situ population management.
& Give examples of where ex-situ population management has had a positive impact on conservation of the species, for example where it has resulted in successful reintroduction of animals to their native range.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
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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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