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BZ5620 - Tropical Flora of Australia

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

Available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, Master of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma of Science, Graduate Certificate of Science, Bachelor of Science (Advanced), Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice, Master of Science or Masters of Development Practice.

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area.
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.
BT3400 BT5400 BZ3620


Cairns, Study Period 7, Block
Census Date 05-Jul-2012
Face to face teaching 18-Jun-2012 to 29-Jun-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Professor Darren Crayn.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures
  • 20 hours practicals
  • 3 days fieldwork
Assessment: other exams (60%); on-course assessment (40%).

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.