Marine Science Honours 4110

Course code MARI4110Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

This course builds knowledge and understanding about research in the discipline of marine science. The course aims at enhancing skills and capacities in reading and reviewing literature, critical reasoning and argument, and verbal communication. Students will enhance their skills through discussions of theoretical and applied directions in marine science studies; student-based presentations of key issues; and training in computing skills, on-line bibliographic searches, risk assessment and oral presentation techniques.

In order to participate in this course, students must complete the following compulsory components:
* Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) module;
* Project risk assessment;
* Lab and/or fieldwork safety induction; and
* Academic Integrity Module (AIM).

Students will receive full information on these compulsory components in the course outline provided by the School.

Available in 2015

OurimbahSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be provided with:

1. Advanced comprehension of contemporary issues in marine science.
2. Advanced understanding of the theory and practice of research in the discipline of marine science.
3. Knowledge of research ethics and safety principles and procedures associated with marine science research and a capacity to obtain the appropriate approvals for a research project.
4. Advanced understanding of the use of the scientific method to examine problems.
5. Application of skills and methods needed to critically analyse scientific literature and communicate scientific issues in verbal form.
Content* Critical analysis of literature within the field of marine science including:
- training in the use of bibliographic sources and computer search methods.
- identifying and summarising key points in literature, clearly and concisely.
- critically appraising scientific methods and arguments.
- formulating evidence-based arguments and communicating them.

* Oral communication within the field of marine science including:
- training in the use of computer aids for oral presentations
- techniques for effective oral communication.

* Ethical and safety considerations within marine science research including:
- training in the use of hazard information databases
- identifying hazards and measures to prevent, reduce or control risks
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeA major in the appropriate discipline with a minimum credit grade average.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Project risk assessment report
Literature Review Outline & Initial Research Plan (Oral & Written)
Quiz - On-lineWHS, AIM
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Individual Supervision: for 14 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentWHS module, Project risk assessment, Lab and/or fieldwork safety induction, and AIM.
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MARI4110