|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject aims to provide students with the tools to critically evaluate methods used to manage trees in the urban forest. The content will include critically evaluating tree assessment, evaluation and tree protection methods. It will include the study of planning and management issues and the role of community participation in urban forest management. It includes examples of methods used to map and survey trees in the urban forest. The subject will be delivered through attendance at a six day intensive workshop, followed by a 10 week period of on-line tutorials and assessment.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- critically evaluate tree risk, tree vitality and related issues with reference to relevant methods
- discuss various ecosystem services trees provide for the urban forest
- develop a range of management strategies for trees in the urban environment
- analyse a topic and present a seminar on an area of arboricultural interest
- communicate tree management plans to relevant stakeholders
- critically evaluate research relevant to the management of urban trees
Though participation in all class activities and completion of assessment students should acquire skills in:
- Technical and discipline areas; for example, through participation in class activities and seminar discussion
- Investigation and analysis; for example, through the development of a tree management plan
- Critical thinking and problem solving; for example, through the development of a tree management plan
- Time and organisational management with the successful scheduling of assessment
- Oral presentation skills through their seminar presentation
Eligibility and requirements
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Seminar presentation (15 minutes) - 20%
- Short tests/examinations (3 x 30 minutes duration) - 30%
- Arboricultural report (4000 words in length) - 50% (draft 10%, final 40%)
Dates & times
Principal coordinator Denise Johnstone Mode of delivery On Campus — Burnley Contact hours 42 hours of lectures/seminars/workshops Teaching period 9 July 2018 to 14 July 2018 Last self-enrol date 10 July 2018 Census date 27 July 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 7 September 2018 Assessment period ends 9 October 2018
Time commitment details
In addition to face-to-face teaching time of 42 hours, students should expect to undertake a minimum of 170 hours research, reading, writing and general study to complete this subject successfully.
- Related Handbook entries
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.