10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: BIS204

Aims/Description: This module provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of topical issues in modern zoology and their skills in accessing, interpreting and synthesising the primary scientific literature in this field. Students will be introduced, through lectures, independent reading, and group discussion, to a core set of topical questions, and they will explore how theory and data combine to inform our understanding of these topics. The skills developed will then be assessed through a written critical analysis of recent research on one of the core topics.

Staff Contact: NADEAU NICOLA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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