MST3203 : Advanced Marine Research Topics 3 (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Miguel Morales Maqueda
- Lecturer: Professor Robert Upstill-Goddard, Dr Guenther Uher
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
An advanced, current research-based module for students with interests in postgraduate studies in Marine Biogeochemistry and Physical Oceanography. 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 Science linked to academic staff research interests. Content will be drawn from themes such as:
Sea Surface Microlayer
Atmosphere-Ocean Gas Exchange
Global Sea levels and circulation
|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||1||77:00||77:00||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||2||A||100||3 x Exams|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The written examinations will assess the level of knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the module, including student reading. The written examination will be divided into three parts and will include questions to assess the breadth of knowledge acquired throughout the module.