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National Marine Science CentreSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit aim

Exposes students to cutting-edge marine ecology through experimentation.  Students will design, execute and critically analyse field and laboratory experiments testing hypotheses important for effective management of the marine estate.  They will also critically analyse the experimental evidence that supports paradigms underpinning modern ecological research.

Unit content

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.

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 1

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

Teaching and assessment

National Marine Science Centre (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 week (1)
Self-directed project 1 week (1)
Residential session 6 days (1)
Assessment
Report50%
Quiz20%
Facilitation of discussion30%

Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Residential session 6 days (1)
Structured online learning 1 week (1)
Self-directed project 1 week (1)
Assessment
Report50%
Quiz20%
Facilitation of discussion30%
Notice

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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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