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|
|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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- 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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|Assessment||Skills mapping (10%)|Briefing documents (35%)|Implementation Plan (35%)|Stakeholder engagement (20%)|
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