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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

BLGY1211 Applied Biology and Agriculture

10 creditsClass Size: 270

Module manager: Dr Henry Greathead
Email: H.M.R.Greathead@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Nearly all organisms are exploited by man, or are at least affected by mans activities. To effectively exploit living organisms we need to be knowledgeable about them, knowledge derived from biology. This module is about how knowledge derived from biology is applied to the discipline of agriculture.As an occupation it is an excellent example of how man exploits living organisms, as it encompasses all aspects of exploitation, ie use, protection and control. It also happens to be: the foundation of all civilisations, the world's largest industry, and a springboard for development.The module will consider specific examples of plant and animal biotechnology, the domestication of both plants and animals, and animal health.

Objectives

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should:
- Understand the process of domestication;
- Be able to comment on the livestock revolution, the challenges it presents and possible solutions to them;
- Understand the mode of spread and control of some of the major diseases of animals that are important in relation to public health;
- Be aware of examples of plant, animal and microbial biotechnology.


Syllabus

Domestication, livestock revolution and associated environmental and public health challenges, animal health, plant and biotechnology.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture241.0024.00
Private study hours76.00
Total Contact hours24.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

76 hours - preparation for lectures, background reading, research and revision, preparation for practicals, in-course MRQ tests and end of term examination.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

2 x MRQ tests.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course MCQOnline, open book MRQ test (50 minutes) x 220.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins80.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 11/08/2020 16:23:03

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