ANIML SC 2502RW - Wildlife Management II

Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

The course is an introduction to wildlife management at the state, national and international level and some of the tools used by wildlife managers. Topics covered include the management of vertebrate pest, wildlife conflict and over abundant species, wildlife health and disease and wildlife utilisation and conservation. In addition to providing a sound scientific and theoretical background on wildlife sciences and management, tutorial activities and a field trip will provide the students with a hands-on experience and practical skills and tools used by wildlife managers.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ANIML SC 2502RW
    Course Wildlife Management II
    Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Roseworthy Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 40 hours of contact per week (intensive 2-week course)
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible ANIML SC 1014RW
    Assumed Knowledge BIOLOGY 1202 or equivalent
    Course Description The course is an introduction to wildlife management at the state, national and international level and some of the tools used by wildlife managers. Topics covered include the management of vertebrate pest, wildlife conflict and over abundant species, wildlife health and disease and wildlife utilisation and conservation. In addition to providing a sound scientific and theoretical background on wildlife sciences and management, tutorial activities and a field trip will provide the students with a hands-on experience and practical skills and tools used by wildlife managers.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Anne-Lise Chaber

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Demonstrate knowledge of the main components of wildlife management and be able to give examples.
    2 Describe the main management tools and techniques used by wildlife managers to assist in their work.
    3 Capture, handle and identify small mammals and non-venomous reptiles and understand the planning, preparation, techniques, and teamwork involved in wildlife surveys.
    4 Understand the principle of wildlife health investigation and be competent in collecting biological samples.
    5 Demonstrate appropriate written and oral communication skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,2
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    3
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,3
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    2
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1,2,3
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course consists of 2 weeks of intensive lecture/tutorial/practical sessions. In addition, a student enrolled in the course should expect an equivalent non-contact time for reading, revision, and preparation of assessment items.

    The teaching week will take place during the last week of the mid-semester break.
    A compulsory four-day field trip will take place in Week 9.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    A student enrolled in this course will be expected to attend each scheduled day of activities (approx 8hrs per day) for the formal contact time required for the course (e.g., lectures and practicals). In addition, a student will have to undertake non-contact time (e.g., reading and revision) for the preparation of the assignment and revision for the exam.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Modules

    1. Vertebrate Pest Management
    2. Wildlife Conflict and Overabundant Species Management
    3. Wildlife Health and Disease management
    4. Wildlife Utilisation
    5. Wildlife Conservation Management
    6. Wildlife Management Tools

    Field Camp: Compulsory four-day field trip on Wildlife Survey Techniques.
    Specific Course Requirements
    A compulsory 4-day field camp will take place during week 9. There will be a student contribution to cover some of the costs of the camp.


    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Students will work in small groups in the field undertaking wildlife surveys and identifying animals.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment task Type of Assessment Percentage of total assessment for grading purposes Hurdle Course learning outcomes being assessed/achieved Approximate timing of assessment
    (week of teaching period)
    Quiz (10%) Formative & Summative 10% No 1-4 End of week 1
    Field activities assessment Summative 20% No 2,3,4 Week 2
    Written theory exam Summative 40% No 1-5 End of semester
    Oral theory exam Summative 30% No 1-5 End of Semester



    Assessment Detail

    - Quiz (10%): MCQ quiz at the end of week 1 with immediate feedback.

    - Field activities assessment (20%): At the end of each practical activities, each student will be individually assessed on 10 critical questions/competencies (at 2% each).

    - Written theory exam (40%): Students will be given a two-hour MCQ exam based on all the content given during lectures, tutorials and field activities

    - Oral theory exam (30%): After 20 min written preparation, a 15 min face-to-face examination will be provided during the official examination period on content from the whole course.

    If a student fails (the written theory exam, the oral theory exam or both) and is granted an additional examination, a three-hour written examination will be offered.



    Submission

     

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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