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BL4254   Fisheries Research

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module will provide an introduction to the utilisation of fish stocks in a sustainable way. It will focus on how the status of these stocks can be assessed, the problems associated with determining catch limits, and how advice from fisheries scientists is communicated to managers. There will be a mixture of dedicated lectures (including talks from outside experts), student-led seminars, tutorials and practical computer sessions.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass BL3309

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar (x 11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 128

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 1.5-hour Written Examination = 30%, Coursework = 70%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 30%
Practical examinations : 45%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: 1.5-hour Written Examination = 30%, Existing Coursework = 70%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr C G M Paxton
Module teaching staff: Dr C Paxton