Conservation Genetics (8504.2)
|Level:||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths|
|Discipline:||Academic Program Area - Science|
This unit is no longer offered. Information may be available for Units in the following years:
- Version 1 - Start Date: 01/01/2010 End Date: 31/12/2012
- Version 2 - Start Date: 01/01/2013 End Date: 31/12/2014
This unit will be run over the Winter Term and will adopt a blended learning approach comprising 1 week intensive laboratory and face-to-face learning coupled with 6 weeks of web-based delivery of resource material, readings, interactive forums and problem solving, and assignments. Topics to be covered include:- Population genetic theory;- Phylogenetics and phylogeography;- Evolutionary theory;- Applications to conservation / pest species management;- Population genetic analysis; and- Basic laboratory skills.
- demonstrate an advanced understanding of conservation genetics
- utilise basic skills to incorporate ecological theory and molecular genetic tools in the management of species conservation
- conduct a detailed appraisal and analysis of real-world problems of conservation genetics relevance
- demonstrate well-developed scientific thinking and writing skills, and the ability to work as part of a team
1 week intensive laboratory and face-to-face learning coupled with 6 weeks of web-based delivery.