|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject 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
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|BIOL10001||Biology of Australian Flora & Fauna||
|BIOL10004||Biology of Cells and Organisms||
|BIOL10005||Genetics & The Evolution of Life||
|BIOL10002||Biomolecules and Cells||
|BIOL10003||Genes and Environment||
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
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 coordinator Mike Bayly Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 21 hours of lectures and 33 hours of practical work, including excursions full-time over two weeks in early February Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 February 2019 to 14 February 2019 Last self-enrol date 6 February 2019 Census date 22 February 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 23 February 2019 Assessment period ends 1 March 2019
Summer Term contact information
Time commitment details
Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours
- 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.
- Related Handbook entries
- 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.