|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||30 x 1 hour lectures|
|Other||5 x 2 hour drop-in sessions|
|Other||12 hour student group meetings|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Group case study 2500 word group case study||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Individual case study and report 2500 word individual case study||30%|
|Semester Assessment||Individual scoping report 2500 word report||30%|
|Semester Assessment||Individual written review 1500 word review||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission of individual elements Resubmission of individual elements. Alternative to group case study report (as determined by the examination board).||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an awareness of how biological systems are being harnessed and exploited to improve the food supply chain.
2. Demonstrate an awareness of the technologies driving the securing of our food supplies.
3. Critically evaluate how human intervention and changes in behavior can alleviate problems of food security
4. Demonstrate an ability to communicate science effectively through oral and written media.
General topics included would include holistic strategies for food production, GM vs non-GM, crop breeding for temperate and tropical agriculture , animal breeding, bioenergy crop breeding and integration with food crops, land restoration-management, biological control, aquaculture developments, minimising food waste, mitigation of environmental impacts.
This module is at CQFW Level 7