Courses & Units

Birds and Mammals of the Southern Ocean KSM302

Hobart

Note:

Students participating in this unit are required to pay a levy of $300 per student to cover field costs.

This unit combined with KSA723 is subject to a quota of 24 places and is not available for non-award or cross-institutional enrolment.

Introduction

This unit provides a comprehensive account of the biology of birds and mammals that inhabit the Southern Ocean (loosely defined here as waters from Southern Australia to Antarctica), and the role that they play in the marine ecosystem. Topics covered in the unit include taxonomy, physiology, ecology, conservation and management, with an emphasis on integrating these issues within a broader ecological framework. The unit is an intensive 2 week course consisting of 20 hours of lectures and a 5-day field component.

Summary

Unit name Birds and Mammals of the Southern Ocean
Unit code KSM302
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity
Coordinator

Mary-Anne Lea

Teaching staff

Mark Hindell

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (late) On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (late) 8/11/2021 18/11/2021 2/12/2021 26/12/2021

* 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).

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Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010799 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

15 days intensive, with 20 lectures and a 5-day field course to Bruny Island in week 2. Several assignments will be due in post-course dates.

The contact dates for this year's course are 14-28 November. Field trip dates are 19-23 November.

Assessment

Essay (1500 words) 35%; quizzes 20%; major practical report 35%; oral presentation 20%.

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