ECOL601 – Ecology for Applied Science

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Module code
ECOL601
Module title
Ecology for Applied Science
Prescription
To enable students to acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in ecology relevant to further study in environmental management and the applied sciences.
Programmes
  • SX1707
  • SX1709
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
75
Self directed hours
75
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Describe the relationships between organisms and their abiotic environment
Describe the structure and characteristics of natural and manmade ecosystems
Undertake field sampling and evaluate community structure of selected ecosystems
Content
-Populations and communities
-Biogeochemical cycles and energy flow
-Global climatic patterns influence on the distribution of biomes
-Structure and characteristics of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
-Anthropological impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems
-Collection of abiotic and biotic data in the field, lab analysis of samples, and evaluation of data
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include:
Practical - laboratory; fieldtrips; practical or workshop sessions and activities; demonstrations
Theory - includes web-supported tutor facilitated/directed presentations; lectures and tutorials; group activities; peer presentations and review; group/individual research; online learning activities; case studies; guest speakers
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of Evidence100