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Unit of Study BIO10185 - Marine Mammals: Biology and Conservation (2015)

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  • Pre-requisites

      192 credit points in any SCU units.

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 taxonomy, anatomy, biology and ecology of marine mammals
2 identify the common marine mammals occurring in Australian territorial waters
3 describe the main types of human interactions with marine mammals and how they can be managed
4 demonstrate understanding of how marine mammals are managed and the legislation governing their protection
5 analyse the risks posed to marine mammals by human activities including whaling, fisheries, habitat loss, shipping, pollution, tourism and climate change.

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

  1. demonstrate understanding of the taxonomy, anatomy, biology and ecology of marine mammals
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. identify the common marine mammals occurring in Australian territorial waters
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. describe the main types of human interactions with marine mammals and how they can be managed
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate understanding of how marine mammals are managed and the legislation governing their protection
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  5. analyse the risks posed to marine mammals by human activities including whaling, fisheries, habitat loss, shipping, pollution, tourism and climate change.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed learning resources

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