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Unit of Study BIO10127 - Coral Reefs on the Edge (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 understanding of the biology and ecology of reef-building organisms and coral reef formation
2 Identify and classify common types of corals, fish and other reef organisms occurring on the Great Barrier Reef
3 Discuss key ecological processes within coral reef ecosystems
4 Contrast and explain differences between natural disturbances and human-induced impacts on coral reefs
5 Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively in small teams to complete quantitative studies of coral reef communities
6 Explain how ecological information can be used to inform management of coral reefs
7 Evaluate the global status and future scenarios for coral reefs in a rapidly changing world

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

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the biology and ecology of reef-building organisms and coral reef formation
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. Identify and classify common types of corals, fish and other reef organisms occurring on the Great Barrier Reef
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. Discuss key ecological processes within coral reef ecosystems
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. Contrast and explain differences between natural disturbances and human-induced impacts on coral reefs
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively in small teams to complete quantitative studies of coral reef communities
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  6. Explain how ecological information can be used to inform management of coral reefs
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  7. Evaluate the global status and future scenarios for coral reefs in a rapidly changing world
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

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