New Course Proposal: Avian Biology & Development 2014

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COURSE PROPOSAL FORM
Course Name*:
Avian biology and development
Course Proposer*:
Professor Kim Summers
Have you confirmed that the appropriate resources are in
place (finance, teaching staff, IT)*:
Yes
Have you confirmed that the appropriate support services
are in place (library, computing services)*:
Yes
Normal Year Taken*:
Postgraduate or intercalated BVM&S
Course Level*:
PG
Available to Visiting
Students?*
Yes (PG level only)
Display in Visiting
Student Prospectus:
Yes
SCQF Credits*:
10
Credit Level*1:
11
Home School *:
The Roslin Institute
Other School:
Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Course Organiser*:
Dr Michael Clinton
Course Secretary:
Ms Willie van Wijde
% not taught by this
institution:
0
Collaboration
Information:
Total Contact
Teaching Hours*:
100
Any costs to be met by Covered by mandatory Additional Programme Costs
students:
Pre-requisites (course
name & code)*:
Co-requisites (course
name & code)*:
Prohibited
Combinations (course
name & code)*:
Visiting Students Pre- Completed degree at Bachelor level in biological
requisites:
sciences or other relevant discipline
Short Description*:
The course aims to provide knowledge and laboratory
skills in the area of avian biology, with current and
immediate relevance. The course will cover avian
biology and development from egg to shed, and include
practical experience working with chicken model
systems.
Keywords2:
Fee Code if invoiced at
Course level:
Default Course Mode
of Study*:
CA
Default Delivery
Period*:
Semester 2
Course Type*:
Standard
Summary of Intended
Learning Outcomes*:
At the completion of this course, the candidate should
have specialised knowledge and experience in avian
biology and development.
The candidate should:
•
be familiar with the stages of development of a
bird embryo;
•
be aware of the evolution of birds and the place
of different bird species;
•
understand the role of poultry species in food
production;
•
understand the role of avian model systems in
research into vertebrate development;
•
have
techniques;
experience
of
relevant
laboratory
•
understand how this knowledge might be used in
industry;
•
understand the ethical issues raised by the use of
poultry species for production and research.
Special Arrangements:
Components of
Assessment (inc. %
weightings)*:
Written assignment(s) 75%
Exam Information*
(please remove 2nd Sit
No examination
Assessment of scientific note book 25%
if not applicable):
Syllabus/Lecture List:
Study Pattern/Course
Structure:
Benchmark
Statements Assessed:
Teaching Load* (%
taught from each
School):
Roslin Institute 100%
Reading Lists:
Convenor of Board of
Examiners:
Professor John Hopkins
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