- 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 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.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately
Upon successful completion, 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 and ability to navigate and use these frameworks;
- critically analyse the science underpinning our understanding of the emergence of new biosecurity threats.
Other InformationAttendance at 50% of the guest seminars and 50% of the case studies is a course requirement.
The Biology Teaching and Learning Centre is located in Building 116. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
- Written exam 60% (LO3, LO4) (60) [LO null]
- Case-study seminars 20% (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4) (20) [LO null]
- Essay 20% (LO1, LO2, LO5) (20) [LO null]
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Workload26 lectures, up to 22 hours of guest seminars and student case study presentations.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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