- Code BIOL6106
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Biology
In the face of global climate change, a growing human population and the threat of global pandemics and bioterrorism, pests and diseases are an increasingly important threat to global food security and human health. This course examines the human, economic and environmental impact of pests and diseases. It explores the biology of major threat organisms, with a focus on endemic and exotic threats to Australian biosecurity. The social, economic and environmental impact of pests and diseases, and the regulatory, chemical, biological and biotechnological measures used to control them, will also be examined. Australian regulatory frameworks designed to exclude exotic pests and diseases and to manage biotechnological solutions to endemic pests and diseases will also be a particular focus.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. research biosecurity information and online biosecurity resources;
2. discuss and present biosecurity information verbally, visually and in writing;
3. perform basic laboratory skills in pathology and pathogen diagnostic techniques;
4. navigate and use the regulatory frameworks related to biosecurity and ability to navigate and use these frameworks.
5. critically analyse the sometimes conflicting biological, social, economic, health and ethical issues affecting biosecurity
Postgraduate assessment will be based on:
1) Written exam 40%
2) Two case-study seminars 20%
3) Essay 20%
4) Laboratory journal 10%
5) Seminar journal 10%
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2 lectures per week and seminars/workshops with keynote speakers.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8100||21 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|