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Plant Biosecurity in Practice (BIO538)
|Organisational Unit||Agricultural Sciences|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||The broad aims of this unit are to introduce you to the regulatory framework and phytosanitary measures that apply to import and export of plant material and plant products, and explain the concepts of the plant biosecurity continuum, and the drivers behind plant biosecurity practices. On successful completion of the unit you should understand the contextual framework required for effective plant biosecurity practice, and be able to interpret plant health regulations in relation to market access (import and export).|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. understand the contextual framework required for effective plant biosecurity practice,
2. interpret plant health regulations in relation to market access (import & export).
|Timetabled Learning Activities||This unit is delivered online.|
|Unit Learning Experiences||Each learning module will be available online through the Learning Management System (LMS). The modules are equivalent to 24 lectures delivered over the semester. As this unit is delivered entirely online no attendance at lectures or workshops is required however you are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to working through the modules, preparing assessments and reading additional material. Attendance at the end of semester exam in compulsory, however this may be taken at an approved venue in your State.
|Assessment||Assessment comprises six online quizzes each worth 5%, a short 1500 word report worth 20%, a 1500 word opinion piece worth 20% and a final examination worth 30%.
All assignments should be submitted electronically. It is recognised that you are likely to be in full-time employment and, particularly in the biosecurity field, emergency situations can arise at any time and so pull you away from study commitments. If such a situation arises, contact the unit coordinator as soon as is possible so that alternative arrangements can be made.
|Prerequisites||Enrolment in a graduate-level course. Students who wish to enrol in this unit as 'not for award' will be considered on a case by case basis.|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|