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BL3000   Field Course

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 1-week residential course in summer vacation normally just prior to Orientation week.

This module involves field-based exercises in a range of aquatic and/or terrestrial habitats. Students will examine and measure biodiversity, ecophysiological adaptation, and community structure, with both plant and animal material. Class exercises are used to develop good sampling techniques and to generate and analyse large data sets. Students also work in small project groups to develop individual skills in experimental design, practical manipulations, time-management and personal initiative, and in verbal/written presentation of project results.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass BL2300 and ( pass BL2307 or pass BL2310 )

Co-requisite(s): In the same year as taking this module you should take BL3308 or take BL3309

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take BL3321 or take BL3322

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 6-day field course, 8-hours per day

Scheduled learning hours: 48

Guided independent study hours: 52

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

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

Re-assessment: Resubmission of failed item(s) of coursework

Personnel

Module coordinator: Prof D M Paterson
Module teaching staff: Team taught