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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 4001

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
012568

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 1)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To introduce the diversity of coastal environments and to provide an understanding of the dynamic ecological and physical processes in order to facilitate their effective and sustainable management.

Course content

This course introduces the diversity of coastal habitats, looking at their formation, biota and ecosystem dynamics. It outlines the key physical, biological, geological and anthropogenic processes impacting coastal environments. The diverse threats to coastal environments are developed and their synergies highlighted, leading to discussions of holistic coastal management.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

None, but it is recommended that students have completed introductory courses in biology and earth systems before attempting this course.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 14 hours x Over 2 weeks
Field Placement (Fieldwork) 2.5 days x Over 2 weeks
Practical 20 hours x Over 2 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Quiz 20 questions 30% N/A
Continuous assessment 2000 words 30% N/A
Report 1000 words 40% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

Degrees this course is offered in

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