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BL2303   Evolutionary Biology

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: Lectures: 11.00 am Thu, Fri (odd weeks) 11.00 am Wed, Thu, Fri (even weeks) Practicals: 2.00 - 5.00 pm Thu or Fri (weeks 1, 3, 5, 8 & 10)

Evolution is a fundamentally important component of our understanding of all biological phenomena, from molecular to ecosystem scales. This module will give an overview of the history and major principles of modern evolutionary biology, aimed at contemporary biologists of all backgrounds.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass BL1101 and pass BL1102

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take BL2105

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 x 1-hour in even weeks and 2 x 1-hour in odd weeks, 3-hour practical (x 5 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 39

Guided independent study hours: 111

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 2-Hour Written Examination = 50%, Existing Coursework = 50% (if Exam failed) Existing Examination = 50%, New Coursework = 50% (if Coursework failed) 2-hour Written Examination = 100% (if coursework and exam failed) 2-hour Written Examination = 100% (for Qualified Honours Entry)

Personnel

Module coordinator: Prof M G Ritchie
Module teaching staff: Team taught