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BZ5620 - Tropical Flora of Australia

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available to students admitted to the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, Master of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma of Science, Graduate Certificate of Science, Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice, Master of Development Practice, Master of Science or Master of Science (Professional).

This field-based subject is an advanced treatment of the Australian flora with an emphasis on understanding the distribution and diversity of the tropical flora. Students will be introduced to sources of information on the Australian Flora, principles of plant identification, and theoretical and practical issues in plant taxonomy and conservation.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an appreciation and understanding of the underlying factors involved in the conservation and management of tropical floras;
  • gain an understanding of the origins and development of the Australia flora;
  • gain experience in identifying plants;
  • undertake a mini-research project, introducing the scope and form of higher research degrees (honours and masters) available in the school.

Subject Assessment

  • other exams (60%)
  • on-course assessment (40%).
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. biology or environmental science) or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study. They should have an excellent understanding of biology, basic chemistry, and a good knowledge of concepts and techniques used in the description and identification of plants and plant communities.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BT3400 BT5400 BZ3620

Availabilities

Cairns, Intensive, Study Period 7
Census Date 09-Jul-2020
Face to face teaching 24-Jun-2019 to 05-Jul-2019
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 3 hours lectures
  • 14 hours practicals
  • 3 days fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.