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Postgraduate Course: Managing Ecosystems for Human Health and Wellbeing (BIME11023)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery 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 focus on the recent impact mankind has had on his environment that has lead to declining capacity of ecosystems to meet the needs of an ever expanding human population. We will explore the link between conservation and human well being, with the view to highlighting ways in which ecosystems can be managed to support the needs of those communities that rely on them.
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 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 02/11/2015
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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the environmental pressures humankind┐s activities have placed on the natural environment and explore the consequences of these pressures for human health and wellbeing
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of ecosystems in the provision of services of demonstrable value to people
  3. Explore the linkages between conservation of biodiversity and the wellbeing of humankind and have an appreciation of the rights of local people to access resources in the wider context of ecosystem management
  4. Have an understanding of some of the key global instruments and initiatives in place to improve policy and practice
  5. Explore the role of post-disaster rehabilitation and risk reduction
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.web.mvm.ed.ac.uk/
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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