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BL4275   Evolution in Action

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 focus on recent developments relating to evolutionary biology, placing particular emphasis on research related to medical or societal application or public policy. Examples of topics to be covered include: emergent diseases, biodiversity policy, conservation management, biological impacts of climate change, and public understanding of science.

Relationship to other modules

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar (x 10 weeks) plus an additional 2 x 2-hour seminars.

Scheduled learning hours: 24

Guided independent study hours: 126

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 20%
Coursework: 80%

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

Personnel

Module coordinator: Prof T R Meagher
Module teaching staff: Prof T R Meagher