UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

BIOL5595 Special unit: Research Rock Lobsters

Credit 18 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content The focus of this unit is research training and the application of research training where the student will work with the Department of Fisheries on a Masters level research project.

The objective will be to prepare, conduct and present a research project that will provide useful information on the ecosystem dynamics that will inform risk based ecosystem management of fisheries.

This will involved writing a proposal for the research, planning and conducting laboratory experiments writing a scientific report and presenting the findings.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) write a proposal for a research project; (2) conduct research project; and (3) make a scientific presentation of a research project.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) written research proposal; (2) written research thesis; and (3) scientific presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Tim Langlois
Contact hours Face to face 1 hour per week meeting with UWA supervisor and additional hours as required with representatives of Fisheries WA.

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