2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
BLGY5180M Conservation Skills
5 creditsClass Size: 60
Module manager: Dr Rupert Quinnell
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesThe module is aimed at providing hands-on practical skills relating to a specialized area of study and as such offers choice from amongst a range of topics that will be of value for sampling and monitoring populations, or for conservation management.
On completion of this module, students should have gained practical skills in one specialist area of conservation biology, sometimes leading to a recognised certificate of competency.
This module comprises a series of specialist practical skills options, some taught by staff outside the school. The options available may vary from year to year.
Only one option is available to each student. If tuition costs to the school exceed £250 the individual student will need to pay the difference personally.
Initial options include:
- Mist netting for birds
- Small mammal trapping
- Bird census techniques
- Chain saw use (certificated)
- Brushcutter use (certificated)
- Single rope tree-climbing techniques (certificated).
The module comprises key practical skills for a conservation career, in some case leading to a professional certificate.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||18.00|
|Total Contact hours||32.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||50.00|
Private studyBackground reading, preparation for practical examinations: up to 26 hours.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Because of the compressed nature of the options, formal assessments will be at the end only.
- Informal monitoring throughout.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Practical||Practical performance exercises, based on option taken. PASS/ FAIL||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Practical exercises, usually on the last day of the option. Note: because of the diversity of options, the marks obtained will not count towards overall assessment, i.e. the module is pass/fail only.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 30/04/2019
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