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MB1110 - Introductory Marine Science

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

This subject is an introduction to the study of tropical marine science as an interdisciplinary topic. Current areas of interest and opportunity in the fields of marine biology, chemistry, geology and physics will be covered.

Learning Outcomes

  • basic knowledge of: the range of organisms, both plant and animal, in the sea; fundamentals of chemical oceanography; structure of ocean basins, marine sediments; fundamentals of water movement, tides and currents;
  • the practical laboratory study of: living marine organisms; chemical measurements of pollutants and metabolites; interpretation of geological strata and sediments; water circulation and surface waves.
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of high school Yr 12 level biology, chemistry and mathematics. A basic understanding of physics is recommended.
Prerequisites: [(Senior Chemistry or CH1020) and (Maths B or MA1020)] or admission to 50110M - allow concurrent for CH1020


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Lynne Van Herwerden
Lecturers: Professor Bob Henderson, <Person not found>, Professor Sean Connolly, Professor Michael Kingsford, Professor Dean Jerry, <Person not found>, Dr Orpha Bellwood, Assoc. Professor Bruce Bowden, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 2 hours tutorials
  • 27 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignments (40%).

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