Courses & Units

Advanced Phytoplankton Methods KSA712



Two week intensive unit with pre and post unit assignments.

Unit will run subject to numbers


This unit introduces the latest approaches and innovative technologies used in polar marine phytoplankton. After a review of current methodologies and techniques, the theory and application of Electron Microscopy, Microelectrodes, Fast Repetition Rate Fluorometers, Pulse Amplitude Fluorometers, HPLC pigment analysis, Flow Cytometry and fluorescent staining are introduced. Tutorials will discuss recent publications in these fields. Laboratory sessions will allow personal operation and practice with many of these techniques.


Unit name Advanced Phytoplankton Methods
Unit code KSA712
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity

Prof A McMinn

Teaching staff

Prof A McMinn, Dr A Davidson, Dr S Wright, Dr Klaus Meiners, Dr Karen Westwood

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,126.00 010903

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Teaching Pattern

On-campus component - Two weeks (10 days) of daily 2-hr lecture, 1-hr tutorial, & 2-3 hr practical, Off-campus online activities and self study before and after on-campus sessions.


Class discussions (30%) and laboratory reports (70%)

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