Examines principles of combustion and fire behaviour based on an understanding of meteorological events; the role of fire in ecosystem function; techniques of fire control including hazard reduction and other prescribed burning techniques; review of suppression strategies.
The following topics will be considered, discussed or reviewed:
- The role of fire in the ecology of Australia's forests;
- The basic principles of fire behaviour, including the impacts of climate, topography, fuel loads and past management;
- The principles of fire management, including hazard reduction, fire control and suppression; and
- The principles of fire control policy and planning in NSW, communications and the human safety factor.
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||demonstrate skills of critical thinking, analysis, and application of scientific methods in forest science and management; exercise informed judgement and make logical decisions and in relation to forest science and management||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate imagination, initiative and enterprise in problem-solving; respond creatively to intellectual, professional, environmental and social challenges||Creativity||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|3||evaluate issues with reference to sound ethical frameworks and sustainability and demonstrate well developed reasoning based upon principles of social justice and professional standards||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
|4||demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of sustainable forest science and management; apply disciplinary knowledge and skills in professional and community settings; demonstrate in-depth knowledge in forest science and management||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in self-managed learning; critically and objectively reflect on practice, and adapt to change; demonstrate information literacy skills||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||present clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas in forest science and management contexts; collaborate effectively on personal, scholarly, and professional terms||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|7||demonstrate awareness and respect for cultural diversity and the relationship between people and their environment.||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
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Teaching and assessment
|Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)|
|Exam: closed book||50%|
|Residential session 4 days|
|Exam: closed book||50%|
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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