- Code BIOL3106
- Unit Value 6 units
All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely in Sem 2 2020.
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 human, animal and plant biosecurity, and ultimately global food security. This course examines the biology of major threat organisms including feral animals, weeds, parasites and pathogenic micro-organisms, with a focus on endemic and exotic threats to Australian health and agriculture. The social, economic and environmental impact of pests and diseases, and the regulatory, biological and biotechnological measures used to control pests and diseases will also be examined.
Honours Pathway Option (HPO)
Entry to this option will be subject to approval by the course convener. Students who take this option will be required to undertake an essay in place of the opinion article.
Other InformationAttendance at 50% of the guest seminars and 50% of the case studies is a course requirement
- Written exam 60% (LO3, LO4) (60) [LO null]
- Case-study seminar 25% (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4) (25) [LO null]
- Opinion article 15% (LO1, LO2) (15) [LO null]
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Workload26 lectures, up to 22 hours of guest seminars and student case study presentations
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