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Unit of Study BIO10126 - Marine Pollution (2015)

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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 their understanding of pollution issues, their sources and the relationship humans have with the ocean as a source of food and a sink for waste
2 evaluate the way different pollutants behave in the marine environment and their impacts on marine ecosystems including nutrients, oil, metal pollution, pesticides and herbicides, solid plastics, antifoulants, radioactivity
3 describe the compartments and distribution processes of pollutants in the marine environment using case studies
4 develop tools that expand their inquiry to support management decisions
5 write sound scientific arguments related to research and data collection associated with marine pollution
6 research and present sound scientific information for appropriate audiences.

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

  1. demonstrate their understanding of pollution issues, their sources and the relationship humans have with the ocean as a source of food and a sink for waste
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. evaluate the way different pollutants behave in the marine environment and their impacts on marine ecosystems including nutrients, oil, metal pollution, pesticides and herbicides, solid plastics, antifoulants, radioactivity
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. describe the compartments and distribution processes of pollutants in the marine environment using case studies
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. develop tools that expand their inquiry to support management decisions
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  5. write sound scientific arguments related to research and data collection associated with marine pollution
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. research and present sound scientific information for appropriate audiences.
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

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