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Postgraduate Course: Ecosystem Health and Sustainability (BIME11032)

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 Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will use a thematic approach to understanding the major issues in ecosystem health and sustainability, presenting relevant examples to illustrate the major problems and how solutions to these can be achieved.
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: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Online Activities 50, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 106 )
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:
& Understand the complex relationships between human and wildlife populations and the ecosystems in which they live.
& Understand the link between ecosystem health and human well-being.
& Give examples of services provided by ecosystems, and their importance to human well-being.
& Discuss the current threats to ecosystem health worldwide, and understand the complex mix of drivers creating these.
& Identify those ecosystems most at risk of degradation.
& Predict the impact(s) on human and wildlife populations of continued ecosystem degradation.
& Define the term sustainability in relation to ecosystem services.
& Give examples of non-sustainable practices and predict what their long-term impact may be.
& Understand the features of good practice in the sustainable use of resources.
& Assess the relative merits and likely success of new technologies being developed to improve sustainability.
& Assess the sustainability of their current lifestyle and give examples of how this could be improved.
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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