Courses & Units

A Practical Introduction to Temperate Marine Biology XAS101

Note:

This unit (XAS101) is for UTAS Connections Program students only.

Introduction

Want to be a Marine Biologist? Your journey starts here. This predominantly field-based unit is designed to engage, challenge, excite, and inspire you through an experiential and hands on marine science program.

This unit will introduce you to concepts of ecological theory and practice, allowing you to apply marine biology theories, techniques, and sampling methods during a practical field investigation of species diversity within temperate marine habitats. Emphasis will be placed on developing an ability to design, collect, and interpret biological data. It will encourage you to explore issues threatening marine biodiversity plus important local fisheries, including climate change, overharvesting, invasive species, pollution, and habitat destruction.

Summary

Unit name A Practical Introduction to Temperate Marine Biology
Unit code XAS101
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity
Coordinator Mr Scott Bennett
Teaching staff Ms Abigail Smith|Ms Claire Butler|Doctor Scott Ling
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss environmental factors influencing diversity and adaptations of marine life.
  • Identify human-driven threats for marine ecosystems.
  • Apply scientific methods to collect, enter, and interpret biological/ environmental monitoring data.
  • Communicate research findings with reference to personal observations and primary scientific literature.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019999 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Week-long field trip preceeded by self-paced online tutorials. Face-to-face lectures on campus and during field-course. Tutorials and group presentation performed post-field trip, essay tutorial provided online and essay submitted within 3-weeks of field trip.   

AssessmentLecture content quizzes (10%)|Field work aptitude (30%)|Field journal (20%)|Group presentation of research findings (20%)|Essay (20%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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