MST3202 : Advanced Marine Research Topics 2 (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Alan Jamieson
- Lecturer: Dr Per Berggren, Dr Benjamin Wigham
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
An advanced, current research-based module for students with interests in postgraduate studies in Marine Biology and Ecology. Provides insights into various topics at the forefront of contemporary research based on the expertise of the contributors. Overall goal is to illustrate modern, multidisciplinary research across a wide range of contemporary marine science issues.
Outline Of Syllabus
3 x 8 hour lecture blocks based on current themes in Marine Biology and Ecology linked to academic staff research interests. Content will be drawn from active research themes such as:
Organism Responses to Global Climate Change
Ecology of deep-water fishes
Monitoring Marine Mammals
Interaction of Marine Mammals and Fisheries
Whaling and Sustainable Management of Cetacean Stocks.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||3||1:00||3:00||Examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||2:00||48:00||Examination revision|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||Scheduled lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||24||2:00||48:00||Lecture follow-up: recap|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||24||3:15||78:00||Wider background 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 to participate in advanced study of the primary literature relevant to the topics covered.
Directed 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 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
|Written Examination||60||1||A||34||3x 33% assessments do not add up to 100%, modified to 34%|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The three written examinations will assess the level of knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the module, including student reading. Each examination will present students with three questions from one of the three taught topics, and students have to answer one question per topic.