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Information for module BIOL7008

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Module code:BIOL7008 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Ecological Genetics - Field Course
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Duncan Greig/Dr Ben Collen
Organiser's location:Biological Sciences
Available for students in Year(s):2, 3, 4
Module prerequisites:Evolutionary Genetics BIOL2007. To change to this course after enrolment, you must ask the organiser personally to ensure a place; there may be limited space and travel bookings difficulties.  
Module outline:A half unit organised around field course, currently sited in southern Spain. The course was designed to complement the BIOL2007 Evolutionary Genetics course, and gives an introduction to the techniques of investigating the genetics and ecology of natural populations of plants and animals. Lectures and practicals take place in Spain during the Easter Vacation.  
Module aims:To give students experience of methods used to study population biology in nature, and give practical experience of the joys of fieldwork. During the course, students undertake a small research project of their own.  
Module objectives:The student will get a taste of the joys, and sometimes difficulties of investigating evolutionary biology in nature. One-on-one help with statistical analysis is provided by the staff to analyse data actually collected by the students themselves; this is the most productive and enjoyable way to learn statistics. Finally, it is usually worth visiting southern Spain after a long winter!  
Key skills provided by module:Please note that this module can be oversubscribed, and so we have to set criteria in which to select students, these are: Preference to students who have done or have chosen BIOL2007 Preference to students doing Genetics, or Zoology degrees. Preference to 3rd /4th year students We encourage ALL students wishing to take this module to sign up as early as possible on Portico. Confirmation of acceptance onto this module will be given w/c 16th September. You may not apply for the module after this date.  
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Module assessment:Coursework 100.00% 
Notes:Please note: students may be required to pay a contribution to the cost of attending the course, details will be confirmed in term 1. General enquiries about this course (nature of the course, suitability for your programme) should be directed to Duncan Greig.  
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Last updated:2016-08-16 21:55:26 by ucbhhks