PG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
Introduces the theory and practice of wildlife conservation. This includes learning the techniques used to collect basic data for wildlife management and conservation. Emphasises developing the skills required to communicate the results of research projects that investigate conservation issues. This unit includes a Masters Tutorial component in which students critically analyse advanced issues in the field.
- Introduction to wildlife conservation
- Introduction to animal care and ethics
- Wildlife survey techniques
- Relevance of the Theory of Island Biogeography to Wildlife Conservation
- Population ecology and population viability analysis
- Conservation genetics
- Endangered species legislation
- Ecological considerations in conservation biology
- Animal home ranges
- Australian wildlife and climate change
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||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an ability to independently design a field survey|
|2||demonstrate a high level of skill in report writing and in scientific data presentation|
|3||collate data from a variety of sources and demonstrate an ability to evaluate different methods of data collection|
|4||demonstrate correct ethical approaches to animal survey and handling|
|5||demonstrate the skills required to independently conduct a wildlife survey and to accurately identify wildlife|
|6||describe the basic principles of conservation biology|
|7||synthesize and critically evaluate the literature for a specific topic in wildlife conservation.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
demonstrate an ability to independently design a field survey
demonstrate a high level of skill in report writing and in scientific data presentation
collate data from a variety of sources and demonstrate an ability to evaluate different methods of data collection
demonstrate correct ethical approaches to animal survey and handling
demonstrate the skills required to independently conduct a wildlife survey and to accurately identify wildlife
describe the basic principles of conservation biology
synthesize and critically evaluate the literature for a specific topic in wildlife conservation.
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