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Unit of Study BIO03096 - Ocean Change Biology (2014)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of ocean carbonate cycle
2 explain the reasons for and possible effects of ocean acidification on marine invertebrates, fish, seaweeds and species interactions
3 discuss the theoretical basis for the impact of global warming on marine organisms and the three predicted universal responses of climate change on marine organisms
4 critically discuss the diversity of marine microbial organisms and how they might respond to a changing ocean climate
5 examine how multiple stressors are eroding the diversity and function of marine ecosystems
6 design, conduct, analyse and interpret manipulative laboratory experiments in relation to marine biology
7 appraise evidence for the likelihood of genetic adaptation to a changing climate marine organisms.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of ocean carbonate cycle
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. explain the reasons for and possible effects of ocean acidification on marine invertebrates, fish, seaweeds and species interactions
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. discuss the theoretical basis for the impact of global warming on marine organisms and the three predicted universal responses of climate change on marine organisms
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. critically discuss the diversity of marine microbial organisms and how they might respond to a changing ocean climate
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. examine how multiple stressors are eroding the diversity and function of marine ecosystems
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  6. design, conduct, analyse and interpret manipulative laboratory experiments in relation to marine biology
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  7. appraise evidence for the likelihood of genetic adaptation to a changing climate marine organisms.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

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