- Code BIOL3106
- Unit Value 6 units
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.
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:
- research biosecurity information and online biosecurity resources;
- discuss and present biosecurity information verbally, visually and in writing;
- understand the biological attributes that make feral animals, weeds, parasites and pathogenic micro-organisms a biosecurity threat;
- understand the principles underlying regulatory frameworks used to manage biosecurity.
Other InformationAttendance at 50% of the guest seminars and 50% of the case studies is a course requirement
- Written exam 60% (LO3, LO4)
- Case-study seminar 25% (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4)
- Opinion article 15% (LO1, LO2)
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Workload26 lectures, up to 22 hours of guest seminars and student case study presentations
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7904||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||In Person||N/A|