MST3201 : Advanced Marine Research Topics I (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Tony Clare
- Lecturer: Professor Grant Burgess, Dr Jane Delany
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
This module provides a 'finishing course' for students with interests in postgraduate studies in Marine Biology, and will provide insights into various topics at the forefront of contemporary research in this science area. Study units will include blocks of eight lectures and workshop-type teaching. The overall goal of the module is to illustrate modern, multidisciplinary research across a range of marine sciences reflecting active Marine Biology research areas in the School.
Outline Of Syllabus
Three themes drawn from contemporary research areas in the School. Example themes include:
Macroecology of fish and fisheries
Coral Reef Ecology and Restoration
Marine biofouling and antifouling
Marine Chemical Ecology
Marine Molecular Biology
Marine Natural Products
Public engagement with Science
Marine Remote Sensing
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||1:00||1:00||Supervised revision session|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||Core content lectures. 8 x 1hr per ‘theme’|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||3:00||3:00||Examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||2:00||48:00||Examination revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||24||1:00||24:00||Lecture follow up: ReCap|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||24||4:10||100:00||Lecture follow up: reading|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will present relevant, research-focused course material, allowing students to gain a greater appreciation of the research activities undertaken by academic staff. Students will be further encouraged to develop their critical thinking skills.
Directed research and reading will support the information received through formal lectures by guided independent study using key papers from primary literature. Students build upon the independent learning skills developed at Levels 4 and 5.
Assessment preparation and completion will allow students to fully prepare for written examination. They will have the opportunity to consolidate and build upon knowledge gained in the taught sessions.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The written examination will assess the level of knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the module, including student reading. The examination will present students with two questions from each of the three topics, and students have to answer one question per topic.