PDC113651 - Biology - Ecology and Sustainability

Duration 20 hours online self-paced learning. Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.
Study modeOnline
Course codePDC113651
Fee
$324 full

Overview

Ecology is the study of the relationships between living organisms and their physical environment; exploring ways we can use Earth’s resources to leave a healthy environment for future generations. If you want to examine issues related to ecology, environmental science and climate change, and identify strategies for improving sustainability, keep reading.

Biology is the study of life on Earth and all living organisms on the planet. Ecology is the study of how organisms interact with each other and their environment. This online micro-credential will introduce you to both the language and theory of modern biology relevant to ecology, environmental science and sustainability. 

Students who successfully complete the set of 6 micro-credentials* developed from the unit BIOL40108, Introductory Biology, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

  1. PDC113639 Biology – Understanding Cells
  2. PDC113641 Biology – Genetics and DNA
  3. PDC113643 Biology – Organ Systems
  4. PDC113648 Biology - Taxonomy
  5. PDC113651 Biology – Ecology and Sustainability
  6. PDC113652 Assessment Module_Biology Essentials

This online micro-credential provides a creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?

 

Career Opportunities

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Students who successfully complete the set of 6 micro-credentials* developed from the unit BIOL40108, Introductory Biology, (which forms part of the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) CL03 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following micro-credentials:

  1. PDC113639 Biology – Understanding Cells
  2. PDC113641 Biology – Genetics and DNA
  3. PDC113643 Biology – Organ Systems
  4. PDC113648 Biology - Taxonomy
  5. PDC113651 Biology – Ecology and Sustainability
  6. PDC113652 Assessment Module_Biology Essentials

Structure & Availability

Micro-credential

Duration:

20 hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.


  1. Recognise abiotic and biotic factors in the environment
  2. Identify the equation for population dynamics
  3. Recognise the difference between exponential and sigmoidal population growth
  4. Identify the concept of tolerance
  5. Differentiate types of interspecific interaction
  6. Examine issues relating to human ecology, sustainability and climate change
  7. Select strategies for improving sustainability at an individual level
  8. Identify the meaning of key terms relevant to ecology, sustainability and environmental science.

Assessment

Online Quiz

Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements

Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access. You do not have to be a CQUniversity student. 

How to apply

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