BSc Biological Sciences options
Year 2, Component 06
BS417-6-SU or BS418-6-SU
Estuarine and Coastal Ecology Field Module (Assessed in Following Year)
This module concentrates on the relationship between biological diversity, and aspects of water chemistry and habitat structure in different coastal environments situated along an estuarine gradient. We will be using the Colne / Blackwater estuary complex as our field site.
Issues in Biomolecular Science (Assessed in Following Year)
The theme of the module is the impact of modern life sciences on society. The module will integrate, within a wider ethical framework, information covering topics that include: human organ transplantation, drug enhancement of cognitive performance, sequencing of the human genome, antibiotic resistance, animal experimentation, ethics of stem cell research, patents and the commercialization of research, future challenges in agriculture: food and fuel supply. Some sessions will depend upon your active participation and extensive background reading is required. You will survey in detail two separate topics then write an essay based on one and give an oral presentation based on the other.
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