Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

All living organisms must constantly respond to changes in the environment whilst maintaining developmental and growth processes if they are to survive into the next generation. This module will consider how natural and man-made environmental changes in temperature, water and nutrient availability and exposure to pollutants can have a major impact on all aspects of growth and development of living organisms.

Principal learning outcomes

The module has been designed to provide students with a deep understanding of how some microbes, plants and animals have adapted to cope with extreme environmental factors. With this knowledge it is anticipated that students will be able to assess critically how organisms, in both farmed and natural landscapes, can adapt to our changing environment. The module will also increase knowledge about the impact that the environment has played and continues to play on plant, animal and microbial ecosystems.

Timetabled teaching activities

Term1 , weeks 1-10

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: HR308-12)
B (Examination only) Examination - April 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

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