Courses & Units

Molecular Marine Ecology KSA714



Unit will run subject to numbers


This unit explores the suite of molecular tools available to biologists and how they can be applied to questions concerning the biology, ecology, diversity, phylogeography and evolution of marine organisms. Topics covered include theory and practice of key molecular tools such as PCR, electrophoresis, DNA fingerprinting and sequencing technology, and population genetics. Laboratory sessions and a class research project provide students with hands-on experience of PCR, and the collection and analysis molecular sequence data.


Unit name Molecular Marine Ecology
Unit code KSA714
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity

Prof C Bolch

Teaching staff

Prof C Bolch

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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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

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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 010909

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly online lecture; weekly tutorial; 5 day practical session.


Major Assignment (50%) Semester tests (40%), and Tutorial assignments (10%)

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