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BL4262   Environmental Drivers of Marine Habitats

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 aims to give a broad overview of the different environmental drivers of marine ecosystems. Shorter term processes in the ocean and atmosphere as well climate define marine habitats and a series of lectures will be provided to assure that students have the broad background required to tackle primary literature in this field and can apply their knowledge within different fields of marine science. Students will present on particular focus areas within each lecture topic, based upon reading primary literature.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of biology honours adviser required

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 x 2-hour seminar or lecture (x 5 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 130

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 40%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Existing Coursework = 40%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr L Boehme
Module teaching staff: Dr L Boehme