Module Information

Module Identifier
BRM1420
Module Title
Food Security: Scientific Solutions
Academic Year
2015/2016
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
External Examiners
  • Professor Pat Heslop-Harrison (Professor - University of Leicester)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 33 x 1 Hour Lectures
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 2500 word group case study.  20%
Semester Assessment 2500 word individual case study and report.  30%
Semester Assessment 2500 word Individual scoping report.  30%
Semester Assessment 1500 word Individual written review.  20%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements that are equivalent to those that led to failure of the module .  100%

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

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.


Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7