This topic introduces students to the field of marine biology and related sciences. 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, basic knowledge about aquaculture practices, and principles of marine conservation and management. The workshops and practicals develop generic skills in research, analysis and communication as applied to topical issues in marine biology and aquaculture. The field trips provide students with first hands on experience with marine organisms and sampling techniques. Both workshops 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: