SCIE605 – Conservation and Biosecurity for Applied Science

Module code
Module title
Conservation and Biosecurity for Applied Science
To enable students to acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in conservation and biosecurity relevant to environmental management and the applied sciences.
  • SX1707
  • SX1709
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Describe the origins and unique characteristics of the New Zealand flora and fauna.
Discuss the conservation management of endangered species and ecosystems in New Zealand and other countries.
Describe and evaluate how agencies in New Zealand prevent, detect, and manage biosecurity incursions.
-The unique characteristics of New Zealand's biota related to New Zealand's geological history.
-Vulnerability of New Zealand biota to invasion by exotic pests
-The importance of maintaining biodiversity.
-Threats to biodiversity in New Zealand and other countries.
-Matauranga Maori perspective of biodiversity
-The roles of agencies responsible for conservation and biosecurity in New Zealand.
-Conservation strategies used to protect endangered species and ecosystems in New Zealand and other countries
-Pre-border, border, and post-border biosecurity strategies used in New Zealand
-Monitoring and surveillance
-Biological control
-The principles of designing and managing a conservation project
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include:
Practical - laboratory; fieldtrips; practical or workshop sessions and activities; demonstrations
Theory - includes web-supported tutor facilitated/directed presentations; lectures and tutorials; group activities; peer presentations and review; group/individual research; online learning activities; case studies; guest speakers
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of Evidence100