Marine Birds and Ecology
Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.
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This course will introduce the identification and ecology of marine birds and the basics of marine ecosystems. The course will focus on UK birds, their habitats, diets and how they form part of marine ecosystems. Habitats covered will include estuaries, rocky shores and cliffs, sand dune systems and coastal grasslands. Typical birds of each habitat will be covered as well as sessions on more pelagic species. The course consists of 8 indoor evening sessions and two local field trips.
Who is this course for?
The course is a general wildlife course with a bias to UK birds and their habitats.
Learning and Teaching
Lectures and discussions (16 hours), plus a field visit (4 hours).
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
To be provided by the tutor.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cf.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site www.cf.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.