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MB5370 - Techniques in Marine and Tropical Biology

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

Available to GDipResMeth, GCertResMeth, GDipSc and MSc (CW) students.

This subject will provide students with practical introduction to basic techniques relevant to marine and terrestrial research, e.g. methods of animal handling and aquarium maintenance (fish and marine invertebrates), histotechniques (including histo-chemistry), microscopy, biological illustration, photography and video techniques, taxonomic and nomenclatural procedures, scientific writing, preparation and presentation. Various staff members in the school will be involved in this subject which will emphasise hands-on training through the practical and demonstration sessions.

Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (eg biology or environmental science) or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study. A good background in biology is essential, particularly cell biology and invertebrate zoology. A basic understanding of chemistry is recommended.


Townsville, Study Period 7, Block
Census Date 05-Jul-2012
Face to face teaching 02-Jul-2012 to 14-Jul-2012
Coordinator: Dr Orpha Bellwood
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Orpha Bellwood, <Person not found>.
Assessment: end of semester exam (20%); portfolio of on-course practical assessment pieces (55%); assignments (25%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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