2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
BLGY5307M Biodiversity and Conservation Skills
15 creditsClass Size: 60
Module manager: Rupert Quinnell
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Module replacesBLGY5107M: Biodiversity and Conservation Skills I;BLGY5108M: Biodiversity and Conservation Skills II;BLGY5111M: MRes Biodiversity and Conservation Skills II.
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThis module is designed to provide graduates with the broad range of skills that they will need either to study conservation at a higher degree level or for conservation careers.
ObjectivesBy the end of the module, students will have learnt a range of skills that are important for biodiversity and conservation. Skills include statistical analysis, research design, communication skills, ethics, fieldwork safety and first aid.
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Perform appropriate statistical analyses for a range of common forms of data;
2. Interpret and present statistical evidence;
3. Plan research projects based on their understanding of the scientific method;
4. Understand the principles of emergency first aid and field safety;
5. Understand how to present ecological findings to various audiences;
7. Understand ethical considerations for ecological research.
Students will develop skills in the context of current research and practice in biodiversity and conservation.
The module will consist of lectures, linked computer sessions and tutorials covering the use of statistics to analyse ecological data, study design and communication skills. Workshops will cover fieldwork safety, ethics, public understanding of science, with practical sessions for first aid training.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|First Aid Training||1||8.00||8.00|
|Private study hours||85.00|
|Total Contact hours||65.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
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 monitored.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Grant proposal: Group grant proposal||50.00|
|Problem Sheet||Problem sheet 1 x statistics problem sets||50.00|
|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: 25/08/2022
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