Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:June, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject is available either online for 8 weeks in June (external), or for one week as an on campus intensive in July.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours of seminars either online or via an intensive week. |
Total Time Commitment:
Eligibility for honours or graduate degree
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Rebecca Darbyshire
Global food production is facing many challenges to meet current and future demand. Impacts of climate change on agriculture will add stress to our ability to produce enough food for a growing population with fewer resources. Adapting agriculture to climate change to meet these needs is a critical challenge for current and future generations.
This subject will examine the potential impacts of climate change on agricultural production and explore adaptation options within various sectors of agriculture and food production. This exploration of adaptation options will include consideration of barriers that may hinder effective adaptation..
On completion of this subject, students are expected to be able to:
*Online discussion participation throughout semester. It is a hurdle requirement that a minimum grade of 50% is achieved in this component.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Stokes, C., Howden, M., (2010) Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change. CSIRO Publishing, Australia 2010
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
A profound respect for truth, intellectual and professional integrity, and the ethics of scholarship Capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning and research An ability to derive, interpret and analyse social, technical or economic information from primary and other sources
Awareness of and ability to utilise appropriate communication technology and methods for the storage, management and analysis of data
Capacity for creativity and innovation, through the application of skills and knowledge
Ability to integrate information across a relevant discipline to solve problems in applied situations
Highly developed computer - based skills to allow for effective on-line learning and communication.
Highly developed written communication skills to allow informed dialogue with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community
Highly developed oral communication skills to allow informed dialogue and liaison with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community.
Appreciation of social and cultural diversity from a regional to a global context
Ability to participate effectively as a member of a team
Ability to plan work, use time effectively and manage small projects
Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Sciences |
Graduate Certificate in Food Science
Graduate Certificate in Wine Technology and Viticulture
Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Sciences
Graduate Diploma in Food Science
Master of Agribusiness
Master of Agribusiness (Coursework)
Master of Agricultural Science
Master of Animal Science
Master of Food Science
Master of Urban Horticulture
Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture
Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science
100 Point (A) Master of Agricultural Sciences |
200 Point Master of Agricultural Sciences
Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions
Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions
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