Biology Online Module Handbook

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(BL2901 online module handbook version )

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image: The five kingdoms of life.

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Semester: 2

Module Organiser
Dr Iain Matthews
imm7@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 463004
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Anti-requisite Modules:
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Post-requisite Modules:
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Additional Module Information:
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Biology Teaching Office:
The Biology Hive, New Technology Centre, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SR

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk      Tel: 01334  463602

BL2901: Timetable

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Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
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* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL2901: Assessment

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(MMS assessment data cached: 23 September 2018 22:20:09.)


The following related information applies to all Biology modules:

School of Biology Marking Criteria: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Late submission of continuous assessment work:

All late submissions of coursework that do not require electronic submission should be made via the late submissions box in the Biomolecular Science Building (beside the Teaching Office)
Exam details: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Exam timetable: see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/academic/examinations/examtimetablescurrent/
Expected attendance: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook for detailed attendance requirements.
Good Academic Practice & Avoiding Academic Misconduct: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
University Student Handbook: University Student Handbook
School and University regulations in the School and University Undergraduate Handbook relating to absence reporting, penalties and rules for late submission of work, extensions for coursework, return of coursework, S-coding, good academic practice and Academic Alerts.: School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook University Student Handbook
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

Who to ask

(Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)

Questions about different aspects of the module should be directed to different people:

Questions about Contact
General teaching matters Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )
Rescheduled or cancelled events Check your University email
Lecture or practical content The lecturer who presented the material
Completing assessed practical assignments The lecturer who set the assignment
Completing assessments Module Organiser (Dr Iain Matthews imm7@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Dr Iain Matthews imm7@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Dr Iain Matthews imm7@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Dr Iain Matthews imm7@st-andrews.ac.uk) and the Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )

Difficulties with academic progress which impact more than one module:

Year Coordinator

See School of Biology Undergraduate student handbook for list: http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/documents/UndergraduateHandbook.pdf

Overall performance, progress or future directions:

Advisor of Studies

Disability:

Disability Coordinator (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Biology Teaching Office:

The Biology Hive, New Technology Centre, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SR

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk

Tel: 01334 463602

BL2901: Contributing Staff

Dr Iain Matthews

Dr Iain Matthews
(Module Organiser)

Senior Teaching Fellow & Pro-Dean for the Faculty of Scienceimm7@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Grant BrownDr Grant BrownLead Demonstratorgrb31@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Iain MatthewsDr Iain Matthews
(Module Organiser)
Senior Teaching Fellow & Pro-Dean for the Faculty of Scienceimm7@st-andrews.ac.uk
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL2901: Learning Outcomes

Students completing module BL2901 successfully should be able to:

  • Understand the classification and evolution of the major groups of Life
  • Understand the key traits of the species contained in the Kingdom Monera
  • Understand the key traits of the species contained in the Kingdom Protista
  • Understand the key traits of the species contained in the Kingdom Fungi
  • Understand the key traits of the species contained in the Kingdom Plantae
  • Understand the key traits of the species contained in the Kingdom Animalia
  • Have a general understanding of animal behaviour
  • Have a general understanding of animal mating and competition
  • Have a general understanding of the current state of Biodiversity
  • Carry out basic laboratory procedures
  • Use a microscope to examine biological samples
  • Search and reference the scientific literature
  • Write a scientific essay
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL2901: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

  • Biological drawing and photography
  • Compound Microscopy
  • Fixing and preserving specimens
  • Handling microbes
  • Measuring structures using microscopes
  • Purpose and practice of dissection
  • Species identification (Botany)
  • Stereomicroscopy
  • Using dichotomous keys

Transferable Skills

  • Group discussion - participating
  • "Short" practical write-up (e.g. completed worksheet)
  • Short essay (1000-2000 words)
  • Critically evaluating sources/information
  • Finding information from museums
  • Finding information on the web
  • Finding literature
  • Referencing
  • Sourcing figures/tables
  • Ethical considerations
  • Generating questions
  • Lab safety awareness
  • Working in pairs/small groups
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

Policies

(Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)