2 x 1-hour lectures weekly 8 x 1-hour tutorials per semester 8 x 2-hour workshops per semester 3 x 3-hour practicals per semester 2 x 3-hour field trips per semester
Posters, Oral Presentations, Critical Readings, Fieldtrip Written Report, Participation, Written Examination
This topic introduces students to the field of marine biology. It includes an introduction to the science of marine biology, an overview of marine organisms, an introduction to marine ecosystems and major resources from the sea, and principles of marine conservation and management. The tutorials and practicals develop generic skills in research, analysis and communication as applied to topical issues in marine biology. The practicals also provide students with first hands on experience with marine organisms and sampling techniques during local fieldtrips. Both tutorials and practicals develop students' communication and written skills in the context of marine biology.
This topic aims to provide a supportive and stimulating environment in which students:
Develop an understanding of the foundations of marine biology
Appreciate the breadth of marine biology
Develop analytical and research skills
Develop awareness of the societal contexts in which marine biologists work
Develop effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of the topic, students are expected to be able to:
Understand the fundamentals of marine biology, including marine organisms, environments, resources and their conservation management
Communicate information in the field of marine biology by participating in presentations during tutorial and practical sessions and by submitting written reports
Work independently and in teams in marine biology related projects
Investigate scientific evidence and analyse scientific issues in marine biology
Use basic marine biology sampling techniques
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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