Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures / tutorials, six hours of practicals, and six hours of symposium (total 36 hours). |
Total Time Commitment:
Thirty-six hours contact time: eight-four hours directed study, assessment and reading (total 120 hours).
|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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Rebecca Ford
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Food security is defined by WHO as “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life”. This is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain with increased populations, trade restrictions and war compounded with predicted reducing availability of energy (oil), fertilizer (phosphorous) and climate challenges. This subject will explore the causes of food insecurity and the mitigations to secure food at the local and global levels by farmers (producers), politicians, scientists and non-government organizations alike. Topics will include:
On completion of this subject, students will be knowledgeable in:
Assessment in this subject will include:
• One 3,000 word essay on a topic chosen from a list of provided topics (worth 30%) due in Week 6;
"Food Security and Global Environmental Change". Edited by John Ingram, Polly Ericksen and Diana Liverman. Earthscan, UK. ISBN 978-1-84971-127-2
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students should have developed:
Master of Agricultural Science |
Master of Animal Science
Master of Food Science
Postgraduate Certificate in Food Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science
Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Science and Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science
Honours Program - Food Science |
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