Search results - Field Techniques for Surveying Invertebrates
|Types||Online and Distance Learning|
|Dates||Mon 29 Apr to Mon 3 Jun 2013|
|Application status||Course ended|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01865 286952.|
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Field techniques for surveying invertebrates is a short, stand-alone training course that is taught entirely online. It can be taken from anywhere in the world and is international in its use of case studies. It will appeal to a variety of students and practitioners in conservation and management who want to improve their ability to conduct invertebrate surveys.
This course can be taken with academic credit (assignment of up to 2,000 words) or without academic credit. This page relates to taking the course WITHOUT CREDIT. For information about taking this course with academic credit, please click here..
Each topic is covered via guided reading, online activities, and discussion forums. All the reading material is embedded into the course, but students additionally have access to the University's electronic resources and online journals, which they will need to use for some of the activities. Participants are expected to study on, and contribute to the course for 10-15 hours per week. Additionally, if the course is being taken for accreditation, participants will have to complete an assessment. There is a suggested calendar of activity that participants can use to assist them in completeing the course within the allocated five weeks.
Minimum IT Requirements
Please note that this course is taken online; to participate in our online courses we recommended a minimum computer specification.
Those wishing to may apply to take the course with accreditation. The University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education offers Credit Accumulatiom and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points for the course. Participants contributing to all the forums and successfully completing the assessment will obtain 10 CATS-equivalent points (FHEQ level 7) which may be counted towards a postgraduate qualification.
Assessment will be based on submission of an assignment, not exceeding 2000 words.
The topics covered in the course are:
- Rationale and practicalities of invertebrate surveys
- Before starting - planning and preparation
- Field methods 1 - active methods
- Field methods 2 - interception trapping
- Field methods 3 - responsive trapping
- Sorting, indentification and taxonomic considerations
- Sampling strategies
- Invertebrate habitat description and evaluation
- Invertebrate survey for monitoring
- The end result - specimens, data, analysis, interpretation and reporting
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If participants apply to take the course without accreditation and successfully complete the course, they will receive a Certificate of Attendance. In order to successfully complete the course participants must actively contribute to all the discussion forums.
The course is taken entirely online but is tutor-led by an experienced invertebrate ecologist.
Details of funding opportunities, including grants, bursaries, loans, scholarships and benefit information are available on our financial assistance page.
- Programme Fee
- Non-accredited course fee: £375.00
Apply for this course
If you have any questions about applying please email:firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +44 (0)1865 286953.
Apply without academic credit
The fees for taking the course without academic credit are:
- Non-accredited: £375.00
Sorry, this course is not currently accepting applications. If you have any questions about this course, please use the course enquiry form.