- Dr Robert Baxter (Senior Lecturer - University of Durham)
|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||6 x 1 Hour Lectures|
|Lecture||5 x 2 Hour Lectures|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Case study 1 report (up to 2,500 words)||33%|
|Semester Assessment||Case study 2 report (up to 2,500 words)||33%|
|Semester Assessment||Case study 3 report (up to 2,500 words)||34%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Students must take elements of assessment that are equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Integrate scientific, regulatory and practical issues.
2. Present their findings in the generic format required for a consultant's report.
3. Evaluate data arising from an investigation in terms of its reliability and fitness for purpose.
4. Conduct searches using library, IT and database sources.
5. Use information arising from prior investigations to develop practical solutions to stated restoration or conservation problems.
This module will introduce students to the management of restoration and conservation issues in temperate ecosystems through a series of case study based exercises. It will involve substantial student-centred activity.
To develop student skills in evaluating and interpreting existing datasets for the purpose of making management recommendations.
Emphasis will be placed on management strategies, including stakeholder concepts and the practical/financial constraints within which these strategies must be applied. Students will learn how to evaluate available evidence and to draw appropriate conclusions to different biological and ecological questions based on partial and imperfect information.
The coursework will encourage students to apply skills developed in other course modules to analyse and interpret the data to formulate management plans.
The course will be delivered in 3 week cycles linked to individual case studies.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||In analyzing and interpreting datasets.|
|Communication||In producing case study report assignments.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||In developing data evaluation, interpreting and reporting skills.|
|Information Technology||In production of assignment reports including data presentation.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||In developing scientific skills within the context of realistic management scenarios.|
|Problem solving||In addressing assignment briefs and reporting on these.|
|Research skills||In developing the research context for each case study.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Evaluation and interpretation of biological and ecological information for management purposes.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7