2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
BLGY5107M Biodiversity and Conservation Skills I
10 creditsClass Size: 60
Module manager: Dr Rupert Quinnell
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsA co-requisite with Biodiversity and Conservation Skills II BLGY5108M or MRes Biodiversity and Conservation Skills II BLGY5111M
|BLGY5108M||Biodiversity and Conservation Skills II|
|BLGY5111M||MRes Biodiversity and Conservation Skills II|
Module replacesModel replaces existing 15 credit BLGY5000M
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
- select appropriate statistical analyses for a range of common forms of data;
- conduct statistical analyses with the aid of computer packages;
- interpret statistical evidence;
- understand the framework of conservation in the UK.
- Students will develop their oral presentation skills, prepare and deliver a short oral presentation.
- Students will develop statistical skills in the context of current research and practice in biodiversity
Students will develop their oral presentation and data analysis skills.
The module will consist of lectures, tutorials and linked computer sessions for statistics.
Topics will include:
- uses of statistics
- descriptive statistics
- hypothesis testing
- ANOVA and derivatives
- regression and correlation
- categorical data analysis.
In addition there will be a residential field course weekend introducing biodiversity sampling, and a lecture and tutorial on oral presentations.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||46.00|
|Total Contact hours||54.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyPreparation for lectures, practicals and tutorials.
Completion of assessed work.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackAttendance at lectures, practicals and tutorials, and performance during practicals, will be minitored.
Assessment will be based on exercises associated with the statistics and GIS practical classes and tutorials. There will be no examination.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Oral Presentation||1 X 7 minute||10.00|
|Tutorial Performance||Data presentation||10.00|
|Problem Sheet||2 x stats problem sets||80.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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