Postgraduate Course: Ex-Situ Wildlife Management (BIME11030)
|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 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.
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:
&· 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sharron Ogle
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
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