Search results - Field Techniques for Surveying Birds (for credit)
|Types||Online and Distance Learning|
|Dates||Mon 11 Feb to Mon 18 Mar 2013|
|Application status||Course ended|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)1865 286952.|
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Field techniques for surveying birds is a short, stand-alone training course which 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 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 WITH CREDIT. For information about taking this course without 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 are expected to use for some of the activities. Participants are expected to study on, and contribute to, the course for around 10-15 hours per week. If the course is being taken for credit, participants will need to complete an assessment. There is a suggested calendar of activity which students can use to assist them in completing the course within the allocated five week duration of the course.
Field Techniques for Surveying Birds is part of the new Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques.
Minimum IT Requirements
Please note that this course is taken online; to participate in our online courses we recommended a minimum computer specification.
Topics covered by the course in Field Techniques for Surveying Birds include:
- Introduction to birds and bird surveys
- Bird surveys - first principles
- Passive Survey Techniques 1: Counts, area searches & territory mapping
- Passive Survey Techniques 2: Transects, distance sampling, aerial surveys & counting migrants
- Non-Passive Survey Techniques 1: Licensing & playback
- Non-Passive Survey Techniques 2: Bird capture & welfare issues
- Non-Passive Survey Techniques 3: Recording morphological data & tagging birds
- New technologies
- Bird survey design & considerations
- Reporting your results
Dr Jocelyne Hughes
I am Programme Director in Ecological Survey Techniques. Since 1998, I have been a Departmental Lecturer in the Department...more
Mr Damien Farine
The University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education offers Credit Accumulation 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.
- Students must engage with, and contribute to all the discussion forums via the course VLE
- Students must submit a summative written assignment of up to 2,000 words. Pass mark set at 50%. Work awarded 70% or over will qualify for a distinction.
Teaching methodsThe course is taken entirely online but is tutor-led by an experienced mammal ecologist.
Details of funding opportunities, including grants, bursaries, loans, scholarships and benefit information are available on our financial assistance page.
- Programme Fee
- Fee: £675.00
Apply for this course
If you have any questions about applying please email:firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +44 (0)1865 286951.
The fees for taking this course with academic credit are:
- Accredited rate: £675.00
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