Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
80 credits in biology equivalent to the basic course in biology within the Bachelor's Programme in Biology/Molecular Biology and Ecology 15 credits or Limnology 15 credits and Floristics and Faunistics 7.5 credits.
On completion of the course, the student should be well prepared to work with nature conservation. On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
discuss fundamental values for the preservation of biological diversity
account for different forms of human influence on natural ecosystems
combine physical planning with nature conservation
justify instructions given in management plans and their equivalents
discuss nature conservation theory and their problems both orally and in writing
critically discuss nature conservation literature
handle geographic information systems (GIS) on a basic level.
The human influence on the landscape, including social and ethical considerations associated with nature-preserving actions
Biodiversity and characterisation of different habitat types according to Natura 2000
Identification and rectifying of decreased biological diversity and other damages to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
Practical measures of nature conservation
Evidence-based nature conservation
Basic exercises in GIS and applications in nature conservation.
The teaching is given in the form of lectures, seminars and independent work. Participation in seminars and group work is compulsory.
Course modules: Conservation theory 8 credits, seminars 4 credits, GIS training 3 credits.
Conservation theory is examined by a written exam. Seminars require active participation in discussions. GIS training is examined by written assignments.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.