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Contemporary Skills in Marine and Antarctic Science KSM720


Evidence-based decision making is a crucial skill in many areas of employment. Just as critical is being able to quickly and accurately assimilate the available evidence and form sound conclusions that can be articulated to a range of stakeholders. This unit will develop knowledge and skills that are oriented to a graduate looking to find employment in a field related to marine and Antarctic science. The pattern of teaching for the unit will include a mix of lectures, workshops, and interactions with professionals in relevant fields. The focus will be on developing student’s abilities to synthesise information from a range of sources and use that to build coherent plans for solving open issues in marine and Antarctic Science.


Unit name Contemporary Skills in Marine and Antarctic Science
Unit code KSM720
Credit points 25
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity|Fisheries and Aquaculture|Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator Professor Mary-Anne Lea
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Critically evaluate how synthesised scientific outcomes can be applied in different contexts
  • Develop a coherent argument to support a program of work in marine and Antarctic Science based on evidence available in published literature, research data or other appropriate sources of information
  • Plan a program of work investigating an identified problem or question in Marine and Antarctic Science within constraints imposed by time, money and technical resources
  • Communicate research concepts and findings in marine and Antarctic science in a logical manner, in a variety of written and oral forms commonly used by professionals in the field.
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AssessmentSkills mapping (10%)|Briefing documents (35%)|Implementation Plan (35%)|Stakeholder engagement (20%)
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