Veterinary Conservation Biology (VETS2015)
UNIT OF STUDY
Veterinary Conservation Biology covers the identification, anatomy, and physiology of Australia's unique native birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. The course also details the threatening processes that are impacting Australia's environment and ecosystems. Processes discussed include climate change, urbanization, drought, agricultural practices, bush fires, invasive animal species, and disease. The third major focus of the course covers various aspects of in situ, and ex situ conservation, ethical issues related to wildlife conservation, and working with the media.
Further unit of study information
lectures: 45 hrs; practicals: 8 hrs
intra-semester: 1 x 120 min. examination (45%); 6 x in class quizzes (5%); 1 x avian anatomy laboratory examination (5%) end of semester: 1 x 120 min examination (45%)
VETS2015 VCB Unit of Study Handbook
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Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
Material covered in classes in year 1 and year 2 of the BVSc
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.