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.

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.