Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Department: School of Biological Sciences

Subject Information
Subject Code BIOL360
Subject Name Applied Conservation Biology
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 12 cp of 200-level BIOL subjects
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Restricted to Bachelor of Conservation Biology (Honours), Bachelor of Conservation Biology Advanced (Honours) or Bachelor of Conservation Biology (Honours) (Dean's Scholar).students. All students must contact the Subject Coordinator before enrolling in this subject.
Equivalence BIOL300
Assessment Written reports, participation in discussion groups, leading a discussion group. Assessments are divided into four Modules, each worth 25%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.
Availability Not Available in 2017

Subject Description
Students will choose 4 modules relating to conservation biology each of which will be undertaken over an equivalent of 3 weeks of teaching. Each module will be a focus study that will teach students a technique and/or a topic in depth, or undertaken as fieldwork. Topics will vary from year to year, with different conservation biologists offering modules each year.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. be proficient in 4 topics and associated techniques related to conservation biology;
2. develop a capacity to synthesise and evaluate literature;
3. choose among a range of sampling methods and appropriate analytical techniques;
4. relate the results of their analyses to contemporary government policy, and reflect/discuss the scientific merit of that policy.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
NOTE: The use of animals, animal tissues or animal-derived products (such as sera) is inherent and unavoidable, in order to achieve specific learning objectives. Students with conscientious objections to that use should not enrol in this subject.

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