Course Title: Ecology

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3305

Course Title: Ecology

Portfolio: SET

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet

Course Contact: Nancy Varughese

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4713

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Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to be able to recall and apply key principles underpinning issues of concern about any specific type of environment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20954 Ecology


1. Explain the levels of classification used in plant and animal taxonomy

2. Outline the general characteristics of ecosystems

3. Interpret food chains and webs

4. Discuss key issues involved in major current ecological problems caused by humans

Learning Outcomes

by the end of this unit students will have gained the following
• levels of classification used in plant and animal taxonomy
• general characteristics of eco systems
• features and components of food chains and webs
• terminology related to ecology

• discussing current ecological issues
• using scientific terminology accurately
• applying classification keys

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course may include Worksheets, Practical reports, Assignments and Tests