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Flora of Victoria (BOTA20004)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeBOTA20004
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Summer Term
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is designed for students wishing to take a summer course, and who are interested in the biology of native plants and plant communities and environments in Victoria. It is suited to students studying environmental science or environmental studies.

Topics covered include:

  • biogeographic regions of Victoria: climate, landforms, geology, soils and vegetation types;

  • biology of Victorian plants: intraspecific variation and adaptation to local conditions, ecotypes and clines, mallee plants, coastal plants, alpine plants;

  • conservation and threats to the Victorian flora: weeds, diseases, pests, fire, extinctions.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • have an understanding of the biogeography and biology of the Victorian flora;

  • develop skills in identification of Victoria's plants; and

  • appreciate the evolutionary history of, conservation value of and threats to Victoria's ecosystems.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

One of

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
BIOL10001 Biology of Australian Flora & Fauna
Semester 2
12.5
BIOL10004 Biology of Cells and Organisms
Semester 1
12.5
BIOL10005 Genetics & The Evolution of Life
Semester 2
12.5
BIOL10002 Biomolecules and Cells
Semester 1
12.5
BIOL10003 Genes and Environment
Semester 2
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

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.

This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in practical work and excursion activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Student Equity and Disability Support.

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

Assessment

Additional details

Written assignments of 1500 words total due during the subject (10%); project practical work of 6 pages due at the start of Semester 1 (25%); a 2-hour written examination in the summer semester examination period (65%).

Dates & times

  • Summer Term
    Principal coordinatorMike Bayly
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours21 hours of lectures and 33 hours of practical work, including excursions full-time over two weeks in early February
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 February 2019 to 14 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date 6 February 2019
    Census date22 February 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail23 February 2019
    Assessment period ends 1 March 2019

    Summer Term contact information

Time commitment details

Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    None

  • Subject notes

    This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.

  • Breadth options
  • 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.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 10 August 2019