LismoreSession 2Session 2
OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Introduces the theory and practice of wildlife conservation using an authentic learning approach. This includes a hands-on approach to learning the techniques used to collect basic data for wildlife management and conservation. Emphasis will be placed on developing the skills required to communicate the results of research projects that investigate conservation issues.

Unit content

  • Introduction to wildlife conservation.
  • Introduction to animal care and ethics.
  • Wildlife survey techniques.
  • Relevance of the Theory of Island Biogeography to Wildlife Conservation.
  • Population ecology and population viability analysis.
  • Conservation genetics.
  • Endangered species legislation.
  • Ecological considerations in conservation biology.
  • Animal home ranges.
  • Australian wildlife and climate change.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 (3 weeks)
Field work 8 (4 days over 1 week)
Project proposal15%


Teaching method
Lecture online 2 (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 (3 weeks)
Field work 8 (4 days over 1 week)
Project proposal15%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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