|National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour||Session 1||Session 1|
Exposes students to cutting-edge marine ecology, experimental design and analysis. Students will design, execute and critically analyse field and laboratory experiments testing ecological hypotheses. They will also critically analyse the experimental evidence that supports paradigms underpinning modern ecological research.
Ethics in marine ecological research: past, present and future.
Effective mensurative experimentation for marine ecology.
Establishing causal relationships using manipulative experiments.
Marine ecological theory: from zombie ideas to new paradigms.
Advanced practice in marine ecological research.
Experimental designs and analyses for manipulative ecological experiments.
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||critically analyse ethical considerations for guiding practice in marine ecological research||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||develop and apply rigorous experimental design to advanced mensurative experiments||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||demonstrate critical understanding of how logistical constraints compete against design considerations in manipulative experiments||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||display scientific communication skills at a professional level||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||critically synthesize cutting edge ecological research||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||perform basic quantitative analyses of experimental data involving multiple factors.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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