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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

BLGY5120M Biodiversity and Conservation Literature Project

15 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Steve Compton
Email: s.g.a.compton@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

On completion of this module, students will be able to demonstrate finding sources of information, organisation of information and preparation of a written report and an oral presentation.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to
- demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a topic in biodiversity and conservation;
- demonstrate skills in the appropriate use of library and web resources;
- write a clear, coherent and detailed report of their project;
- deliver a clear oral presentation of their findings.


Syllabus

The student will investigate a current issue in the area of biodiversity and conservation using all available sources of information. This project may take the form of a literature review, a systematic review or meta-analysis, or other written report format appropriate to the topic.

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
Independent Learning1461.00146.00
Tutorial41.004.00
Private study hours0.00
Total Contact hours150.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

- Meeting with project supervisor = 4hrs
- Independent literature research = 146hrs.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress meetings between the project supervisor and student are expected approximately every two weeks.

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
PresentationSeminar25.00
Written WorkWritten Report75.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

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: 03/08/2021 16:10:27

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