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National Marine Science Centre Coffs HarbourSession 1Session 1
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Unit description

Provides students with information about highly topical developments in marine science and management. It will provide a primary mechanism for informing students about critical developments within this field, especially capturing specialized topics that are not dealt with in detail in other units within the award. Each topic will be delivered by staff members with expertise and current projects in the nominated research field.

Unit content

Five topics will be covered in each year, and will be drawn from the following:
Coral Reef restoration
Blue Carbon Research
Mesocosm experiments
Bioresources (drugs and food from marine animals)
Molecular ecology and connectivity
Citizen Science – the research/community nexus
Threatened species and their management

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an advanced understanding of highly topical issues in marine scienceIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2apply knowledge of contemporary marine issues in laboratory and/or field settingsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3understand a range of research methodologies for answering key scientific questionsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4synthesize information and present this as a professional report.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an advanced understanding of highly topical issues in marine science
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. apply knowledge of contemporary marine issues in laboratory and/or field settings
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. understand a range of research methodologies for answering key scientific questions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. synthesize information and present this as a professional report.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

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

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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