ANIML SC 2502RW - Wildlife Management II

Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1,2

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    1,2

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    3

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    1,3

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    2

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    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 4-day field camp will take place during the mid-semester break. There will be a student contribution to cover some of the costs of the camp.

    Students unable to attend the field camp must apply to the Course Coordinator as soon as possible, and at least one month prior to the field camp (with the exception of an unexpected medical emergency). Students who are approved not to attend will instead write an essay of up to 1000 words and record a video presentation on a topic selected by the Course Coordinator. Depending on the quality of the work, this video presentation might be made available on MyUni to all students enrolled in this course.


  • 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
    Weighting Hurdle Course Learning outcomes being assessed/achieved
    Approximate timing of assessment
    Quiz Formative & Summative 10% No 1 - 4 End of week 1 (mid-semester break)
    Field activities assessment Summative 20% No 2 - 4 Week 2 (mid-semester break)
    Oral theory exam Summative 70% No 1 - 5 Examination period
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Assessment Item with hurdle % needed or requirement to meet hurdle Is additional assessment available if student does not meet hurdle requirement?
    Yes or No
    Details of additional assessment, if available
    Field camp Attendance at 4 day field camp

    Yes

    Alternative activity and assessment is available. Students unable to attend the field camp must apply to the Course Coordinator as soon as possible, and at least one month prior to the field camp (with the exception of an unexpected medical emergency). Students who are approved not to attend will instead write an essay of up to 1000 words and record a video presentation on a topic selected by the Course Coordinator. Depending on the quality of the work, this video presentation might be made available on MyUni to all students enrolled in this course.
    Assessment Detail
    Quiz (10%): MCQ quiz at the end of week 1 with immediate feedback. Number of questions will range from 15 to 20 questions, and exam duration will range from 30 to 40 minutes (2 minutes per question).


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

    Students unable to attend the field camp must apply to the Course Coordinator as soon as possible, and at least one month prior to the field camp (with the exception of an unexpected medical emergency). Students who are approved not to attend will instead write an essay of up to 1000 words and record a video presentation on a topic selected by the Course Coordinator. Depending on the quality of the work, this video presentation might be made available on MyUni to all students enrolled in this course.


    Oral theory exam (70%): 13 min face-to-face examination will be provided during the official examination period on content from the whole course. The examination will consist of 5 short answered questions: 3 questions randomly selected from a list of 40 questions provided at the beginning of the semester and 2 other short-answered questions that won’t have been provided to students before the examination but that will have been very clearly explained during lectures.

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



    Submission

    If an extension is not applied for, or not granted, then a penalty for late submission will apply.  A penalty of 10% of the value of the assignment for each calendar day that the assignment is late (i.e. weekends count as 2 days), up to a maximum of 50% of the available marks will be applied. This means that an assignment that is 5 days late or more without an approved extension can only receive a maximum of 50% of the marks available for that assignment.

    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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