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BIOL3013: Marine Biology

We will examine in detail processes that are important for the establishment and maintenance of marine communities. Lectures will expose students to the key ideas, researchers and methodologies within selected fields of marine biology. Laboratory sessions and field excursions will complement the lectures by providing students with hands-on experience with the organisms and the processes that affect them. Students will develop critical analysis and scientific writing skills while examining the current literature.

Code BIOL3013
Academic unit Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
[12cp of BIOL2XXX] OR [6cp from BIOL2XXX and (MBLG2X72 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. describe and discuss the concepts associated with organismal and environmental processes in marine communities
  • LO2. identify and discuss some of the current topics in marine research
  • LO3. design and complete experimental and observational research in marine systems
  • LO4. critically read, evaluate and synthesise information from the primary literature
  • LO5. conduct analysis of data and communicate your findings concisely and scientifically in both written and graphical forms.