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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Biological Sciences : Ecology

Undergraduate Course: Biological Sciences (Ecology) Field Course (ECLG10007)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis is a one week residential field course based in the Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca. The learning objective is to broaden the experience of students by introducing them to a completely new range of habitat types in the Mediterranean region which will contrast and complement their previous field studies in Scotland. The location of the field course allows for studies of the flora and fauna of limestone mountain systems, evergreen oak forests, garrigue and maquis, and coastal wetlands and sand dunes. It also affords the opportunity to visit important European Union conservation sites and projects supported by the very active local conservation group in Mallorca.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Air Fare of approximately 175
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 1 (Sem 1)
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 6, Fieldwork Hours 24, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 66 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Practical Report of the Project conducted during the field course
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Field identification skills.
  2. Knowledge of the ecological attributes of range of habitat types in the Mediterranean region .
  3. Design conduct and analysis of field based ecological investigations.
  4. Appreciation of practical ecological management in the Mediterranean region.
  5. Core skills in presentation and reporting of research projects.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Field identification of plants and animals
Experimental design
Project presentation
Project report writing
KeywordsEcolField
Contacts
Course organiserDr Matthew Bell
Tel: (0131 6) 50 5496
Email: Matt.Bell@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Rachel Law
Tel: (0131 6)51 3689
Email: Rachel.Law@ed.ac.uk
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