Biology Online Module Handbook

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(BL4232 online module handbook version 13)

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image: Snake showing thermosensitive pit organ between eye and nostril (photo: Steve Kharmawphlang, CC-BY-2 licence)

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Semester: 1

Module Organiser
Dr Mike Oram
mwo@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 462062
Pre-requisite Modules:
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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

BL4232: Timetable

No details are currently available for BL4232 Timetable

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)

BL4232: Assessment

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Assessment:
powerpoint
Due by:
Feedback due by:
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
0%
Assessment:
Essay
Due by:
29/10/2018 15:35
Feedback due by:
19/11/2018 15:35
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
50%
Assessment:
Practical report
Due by:
28/11/2018 15:35
Feedback due by:
19/12/2018 15:35
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
50%

(MMS assessment data cached: 20 September 2018 22:20:12.)


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 Mike Oram mwo@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Dr Mike Oram mwo@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Dr Mike Oram mwo@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Dr Mike Oram mwo@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

BL4232: Contributing Staff

Dr Bill HeitlerDr Bill HeitlerReaderwjh@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Keith SillarProf Keith SillarProfessor of Neurosciencekts1@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)

BL4232: Learning Outcomes

Neuroethology is the study of the neural control of natural animal behaviour from an evolutionary and comparative biology perspective. The module concentrates on the interactions between predators and prey.

Students completing module BL4232 successfully should be able to:

  • appreciate how animals detect the presence of other animals, using senses such as vision, hearing, olfaction and special senses such as electric fields
  • understand the neural basis of cost-benefit analyses regarding whether to attack or ignore (predators) or escape or freeze (prey)
  • know specific examples of how motor output is controlled to achieve attack or escape in an appropriate direction
  • understand the neural and biomechanical mechanisms underlying the generation of extremely rapid responses
  • appreciate the role of neurotoxins in predation and defence against predators
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)

BL4232: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

    Transferable Skills

    • Group discussion - participating
    • Long individual presentation on given topic (>15 min)
    • "Short" practical write-up (e.g. completed worksheet)
    • Review article on given topic
    • Finding literature
    • Produce graphs/figures
    • Produce tables
    • Use other data analysis software
    • Lab or field notebook
    • 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)