Postgraduate Course: Extreme and Fragile Ecosystems (BIME11014)
|School||Deanery 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 introduces the concept of extreme and fragile ecosystems including high altitude, polar regions, marine (e.g. coral reefs) and 'polluted' environments. It will look at how ecosystems adapt to survival in hostile conditions and explore the ways in which human activity creates or influences these. The practicalities and logistics of management plans relating to these environments will be discussed.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, 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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe characteristics of extreme and fragile environments.
- Discuss how human behaviour creates or influences fragile environments and be aware of the damage to the existing biodiversity.
- Understand and evaluate action plans to manage, reverse or minimise the harmful effects of human activity on extreme and fragile environments.
|Course organiser||Dr Sharron Ogle
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
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