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BL4256   Marine Bioacoustics

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module will provide seminar- and practical-based instruction on sound propagation in the ocean, use of sound by marine mammals for communication, orientation, and foraging (as monitored by humans using techniques to record sound). It will also examine sound-based conflicts between humans and marine organisms.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of Biology Honours Adviser required

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 7 x 2-hour seminars, 8 x 1-hour seminars and 2 x 3-hour practical over a 4 week period

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 122

Assessment pattern

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

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 75%
Practical examinations : 25%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Existing Coursework = 50%


Module coordinator: Professor P L Tyack
Module teaching staff: Prof P Tyack, Prof V Janik