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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Biological Sciences : Plant Science

Undergraduate Course: Plant Science Field Course (PLSC10002)

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 field course provides an opportunity to study plants in their natural habitat. The field course involves visits to different habitats and a research project.
Course description Students will complete three items of ICA, two of which will be completed during the field course. A final report will be submitted during semester 1.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Notepads, Marker Pens. Field course costs typically around 300 per students.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Fieldwork Hours 77, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 21 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The items of ICA. Two will be completed during the field course with the final report being submitted during Semester 1.
Feedback Written feedback will be provided for all three assessments.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Witness functioning ecosystems.
  2. Witness and examine abiotic factors affecting habitats.
  3. Patterns of local distribution.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Observation, deduction, hypothesis testing, research project design, project write-up and plant identification.
Additional Class Delivery Information Runs in the summer before Semester One.
KeywordsPLSCPlField
Contacts
Course organiserDr Richard Milne
Tel: (0131 6)50 5322
Email: R.Milne@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Louise Robertson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5988
Email: Louise.K.M.Robertson@ed.ac.uk
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