School Of Science

Complex Case Studies in ScienceWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301261.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Michelle Ryan

Equivalent Units
300661 Integrated Science 300664 Science in Society 700096 Integrated Science (UWSC)

Incompatible Units
300931 Integrated Science

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
Science and the scientific process of discovery have been successful in offering explanations for the world we live in. Due to scientific advances, we have eradicated some disease, explored the moon and the deepest parts of our oceans and created communication across distances on the planet previously unimaginable. We now face the major challenge of creating a future world which is sustainable for life on Earth. Solving our contemporary complex human and environmental issues to create a sustainable future, however, requires integrative and multidisciplinary research frameworks, an understanding of the relationship between science and society including cultural, social, economic and political and ethical factors. Students will critically examine such perspectives in a series of contemporary 'real-life' case studies such as climate change, medical breakthroughs, biodiversity loss, environmental sustainability and human-animal interactions. They will undertake research into the relationship of science integrated with society, and the uncertainty and bias of evidence in decision making. Students may be required to travel to different campuses or locations to undertake this unit.

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