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BIOL2042 Biological Sciences Study Abroad

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• To provide students with high-quality teaching in a different learning environment. • To offer students a range of Biological Sciences topics, with different emphases depending on the overseas institution selected. • To offer students biological science topics covering a range of biological organisational levels. • To enable students to develop a thoroughly international perspective of Biological research relevant to their degree programme, and to build up a wide network of contacts. • To enable students to appreciate the added value that arises from first-hand experience of the different academic and research approaches between the UK and abroad.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Learning Outcomes Biology programme: At the end of the module you should be able to: • have an understanding of the major developmental events in the life of a plant from germination to flowering and death • understand how plant cells develop, function and interact with each other and their surroundings • describe mechanisms for the life processes and appreciate how the physiology of an organism makes it fit for its environment • understand how the diversity of organisms on earth evolved, and how they are identified and classified • appreciate the ecological and evolutionary interactions of organisms with each other and the environment Plus pathway part two prerequisites for part three (BIOL 2011/2013/2018/2022/2038/2040/2041 & SOES2006/2017/2032), depending on pathway see student booklet. For appropriate modules for these learning outcomes at the overseas institutions see Appendix 2.
  • Zoology programme: At the end of the module you should be able to: • describe mechanisms for the life processes and appreciate how the physiology of an organism makes it fit for its environment • understand how the diversity of organisms on earth evolved, and how they are identified and classified • appreciate the ecological and evolutionary interactions of organisms with each other and the environment • appreciate the different levels of studying the behaviour of animals • have an understanding of the cellular and genetic mechanisms of animal development • understand how the principles of genetics underlie much of the basis of modern molecular biology • know and understand the structure and function of various types of cells in unicellular and multicellular organisms, the structure and function of cell membranes, cell differentiation Plus pathway part two prerequisites for part three (BIOL2018/2022/2040/2041 & SOES2017/2032), depending on pathway see student booklet. For appropriate modules for these learning outcomes at the overseas institutions see Appendix 2.

Syllabus

Students will build on their Southampton background to develop advanced interest and knowledge in a range of topics related to their degree programme. Depending on personal preference there is a wide variety of elective options available from our exchange partners (see Appendices 1 and 2). In all cases, there will be a rich variety of lecture, lab-based and field training, covering general and global topics as well as specialised topics that reflect the specific expertise or region of the host institute. In addition, there may be lab-based and/or field-based practical training, covering general techniques as well as topics specific to the expertise of the host institute. Recognising that the students undertaking this course will be some of the best in CfBS we will, together with colleagues in our partner institutions, endeavour to develop a stimulating and challenging curricular best suited to the students’ interests and ambitions.

Learning and Teaching

TypeHours
Independent Study300
Practical classes and workshops96
Placement Hours200
Lecture104
Total study time700

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 100%
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