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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC0179 The Biology of Populations

10 creditsClass Size: 70

Module manager: Katy Dobson
Email: K.L.Dobson@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

By taking this module students will gain an understanding of how organisms interact with each other and their environment, both currently and historically. Students will get the opportunity to manipulate datasets, make conclusions from evidence and work through scenarios as way of learning the underpinning science. There is also a field visit.

Objectives

The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a theoretical and practical understanding of selected topics around the study life as it applies to population biology as well as build approaches to apply this knowledge.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. Present biological concepts and ideas using precise language and scientific terminology and notation.
2. Use data to infer and support biological concepts
3. Manipulate and interpret data


Syllabus

The content will cover areas such as…
- Evolution and adaptation
-Paleobiology
- Genetics: inheritance and gene distribution
- Ecology, biodiversity and conservation

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
Workshop42.008.00
Fieldwork13.003.00
Lecture101.0010.00
Independent online learning hours19.00
Private study hours60.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Independent on-line learning:
Using VLE resources - 19

Private study:
Reading - 12
Working problem sets - 12
Preparing coursework - 12
Revision for examinations - 12
Preparation for practical sessions - 12

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
Written Work2 x 2 hour problem sets30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

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


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Unseen exam 2 hr 00 mins70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Resits for the exam component of the module will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt during the July Resit period, in most cases, or during the next available opportunity.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:23:10

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