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Australian Waterways (6912.4)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science



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    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151993) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140810) - View

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    This unit aims to provide an understanding of the functioning of aquatic systems within the framework of total catchment interactions. It will develop the student's ability to assess the effects of both waterway and catchment-based management decisions and integrate physical, chemical and biological assessments.

    Learning Outcomes

    On completion of the unit, students should be able to:

    1. describe the key processes that regulate ecosystem function in different kinds of freshwater environments;

    2. identify the implications of differences between aquatic ecosystems for waterway assessment;

    3. identify aspects of aquatic systems that make Australian waterways unique;

    4. select and apply appropriate physical, chemical and biological methods to assess waterway condition.

    Contact Hours

    Up to four hours of lectures, workshops and practical sessions a week, including self-paced learning modules; two day field trips.


    Australian Catchments OR Ecochemistry.

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