Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 45 hours comprising 2 one-hour lectures per week , and 1 three-hour practical class per week for 7 weeks |
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Students must have completed the following subjects before enrolling in 600-653 Environmental Monitoring and Audit.
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CoordinatorDr Angus Webb, Prof Michael Mccarthy
Monitoring and auditing are key elements of contemporary environmental management. This subject will examine the different roles of monitoring, including prediction and monitoring environmental impacts, calibration and evaluation of environmental models, and monitoring and auditing as part of the risk management cycle. In this subject you will examine field sampling across a range of chemical, physical and biological indicators. You will gain an appreciation of the demands of monitoring and auditing in different organisational and regulatory settings, including pollution control, natural resource management, biosecurity and demonstrating performance against industry codes and standards. You will develop skills in sampling design, including recognition of issues associated with trade-offs in cost and precision, detectability, and inferential errors. These skills will enable you to make valued contributions to evidence-based decision-making in public and private sector organisations involved in environmental management.
At the completion of the subject, participants should be able to:
Two assignments of up to 2000 words each (totalling 50%), one due early mid semester and the other late mid semester. A take-home exam at the end of semester (50%).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Generic skills which should be gained from this subject include the ability to:
Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer and will be expected to be competent in the use of spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel or equivalent.
Climate Change |
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