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Environmental Biology (Study Abroad)

MSci Hons (Full Time)

Year:14/15
UCAS Code:C155
Minimum Length:4 Year(s)
Credit Points:480
Part II Weight:0
Part II Year 2 Weight:4
Part II Year 3 Weight:4
Part II Year 4 Weight:4
Director of Studies:Dr A Wilby

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

On graduating with an honours degree in Environmental Biology (Study Abroad), students should be able to:

·        demonstrate comprehension and intelligent engagement with biogeochemical cycles and pathways;

·        discuss and demonstrate comprehension of nutrient and energy flow through individuals, populations and communities;

·        demonstrate comprehension of the structure, biogeography and diversity of ecosystems in relation to climate, geology, soils, and evolutionary factors;

·        discuss and critically analyse patterns of distribution of organisms in relation to biotic and abiotic factors;

·        demonstrate comprehension and critical analysis of community structure, development, and biodiversity;

·        evaluate and critically analyse the effects of human interactions on natural populations and ecosystems;

·        demonstrate an appreciation of the linkages between the cellular, physiological, whole organisms and community scales.

 

General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
 
On graduating with an honours degree in Environmental Biology (Study Abroad), students should:

·        be able to access and evaluate bioscience information from a variety of sources and to communicate the principles both orally and in writing (e.g. essays, laboratory reports) in a way that is well organised, topical and recognises the limits of current hypotheses;

·        have ability in a broad range of appropriate practical techniques and skills relevant to the biosciences;

·        be able to plan, execute and present an independent scientific investigation in which qualities such as time management, problem solving and independence are evident, as well interpretation and critical awareness of the quality of evidence;

·        be able to construct reasoned arguments to support their position on the ethical and social impact of advances in the biosciences be able to apply relevant advanced numerical skills (including statistical analysis, where appropriate) to biological data;

·        be able to work effectively both individually and as members of a group;

·        be able to work effectively with people from different cultural and national backgrounds;

·        appreciate the importance of multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving;

·        appreciate that science operates across international boundaries;

·        have well-developed strategies for updating, maintaining and enhancing their knowledge of the biosciences;

·        be able to work independently and effectively in an international environment.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
On successful completion of this scheme of study students will...

·        be able to demonstrate comprehension and intelligent engagement with biogeochemical cycles and pathways;

·        be able to discuss and demonstrate comprehension of nutrient and energy flow through individuals, populations and communities;

·        be able to demonstrate comprehension of the structure, biogeography and diversity of ecosystems in relation to climate, geology, soils, and evolutionary factors;

·        be able to discuss and critically analyse patterns of distribution of organisms in relation to biotic and abiotic factors;

·        be able to demonstrate comprehension and critical analysis of community structure, development, and biodiversity;

·        be able to evaluate and critically analyse the effects of human interactions on natural populations and ecosystems;

·        be able to demonstrate an appreciation of the linkages between the cellular, physiological, whole organisms and community scales.

 
General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
On successful completion of this scheme of study students will...
 

·        be able to access and evaluate bioscience information from a variety of sources and to communicate the principles both orally and in writing (e.g. essays, laboratory reports) in a way that is well organised, topical and recognises the limits of current hypotheses;

·        have ability in a broad range of appropriate practical techniques and skills relevant to the biosciences;

·        be able to plan, execute and present an independent scientific investigation in which qualities such as time management, problem solving and independence are evident, as well interpretation and critical awareness of the quality of evidence;

·        be able to construct reasoned arguments to support their position on the ethical and social impact of advances in the biosciences be able to apply relevant advanced numerical skills (including statistical analysis, where appropriate) to biological data;

·        be able to work effectively both individually and as members of a group;

·        be able to work effectively with people from different cultural and national backgrounds;

·        appreciate the importance of multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving;

·        appreciate that science operates across international boundaries;

·        have well-developed strategies for updating, maintaining and enhancing their knowledge of the biosciences;

·        be able to work independently and effectively in an international environment.

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