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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

1. Introduction to wildlife conservation and animal ethics.

2. Designing wildlife surveys.

3. Threatening factors and habitat fragmentation

4. Population ecology and population viability analysis.

5. Wildlife conservation genetics.

6. Animal movement 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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe correct ethical approaches to vertebrate wildlife survey
2apply the skills to design and conduct a wildlife survey
3explain key ecological principles related to wildlife conservation
4analyse and synthesise wildlife field data.

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

  1. describe correct ethical approaches to vertebrate wildlife survey
  2. apply the skills to design and conduct a wildlife survey
  3. explain key ecological principles related to wildlife conservation
  4. analyse and synthesise wildlife field data.

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hrs (8 weeks)
Field work 6 hrs (3 days)
Assessment
Project proposal20%
Quiz20%
Report60%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hr (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hrs (8 weeks)
Field work 6 hrs (3 days )
Assessment
Project proposal20%
Quiz20%
Report60%
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

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