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UNIP1001 - Managing your study

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UNIP1003 - Applying Quantitative Concepts

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UNIP1005 - Issues and Enquiry in Arts and Business

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UNIP1002 - Communicating at University

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UNIP1004 - Studying Science

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These news services report daily on scientific issues daily: 

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Google news (Science)

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BBC science

CNN tech

Books

Crossley, J. (2013). Personal training: Theory and practice.  (2nd ed.). Abingdon,  UK: Routledge. ebook

Plowman, S. (2013). Exercise physiology for health, fitness, and performance (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health. 612.044 PLOW

Articles

Burton, D. A., Stokes, K., & Hall, G. M. (2004).  Physiological effects of exercise. Continuing Education in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain, 4(6), 185-188. doi:10.1093/bjaceaccp/mkh050

Ferdinando, I. (2001). Neural mechanisms of cardiovascular regulation during exercise. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical, 90(1-2), 66-75. doi: 10.1016/S1566-0702(01)00269-7

Modell, H., Cliff, W., Michael, J., McFarland, J., Wenderoth, M. P., & Wright, A. (2015). A physiologist's view of homeostasis. Advances in Physiology Education, 39(4), 259-266. doi:10.1152/advan.00107.2015

Journal articles 

Gibbs, L. (2016). More shark nets for NSW: why haven't we learned from WA's cull?. The Conversation, 13 October 1-3.

Gray, G. M. E., & Gray, C. A. (2017). Beach-User Attitudes to Shark Bite Mitigation Strategies on Coastal Beaches; Sydney, AustraliaHuman Dimensions of Wildlife, 22(3), 282-290. doi:10.1080/10871209.2017.1295491

Leah, G., Lachlan, F., Matthew, R., & Quentin, H. (2020). Effects and effectiveness of lethal shark hazard management: The Shark Meshing (Bather Protection) Program, NSW, Australia. People and nature, 2(1), 189-203. doi:10.1002/pan3.10063

O'Connell, C. P., Andreotti, S., Rutzen, M., Meӱer, M., & Matthee, C. A. (2018). Testing the exclusion capabilities and durability of the Sharksafe Barrier to determine its viability as an eco-friendly alternative to current shark culling methodologiesAquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 28(1), 252-258. doi:10.1002/aqc.2803

Pepin-Neff, C. L., & Wynter, T. (2018). Reducing fear to influence policy preferences: An experiment with sharks and beach safety policy optionsMarine Policy, 88, 222-229. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.11.023

Simmons, P., & Mehmet, M. I. (2018). Shark management strategy policy considerations: Community preferences, reasoning and speculationsMarine Policy, 96, 111-119. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.08.010

Webpages and web documents

Australian Marine Conservation Society. (2019).   Footage released of dead marine life as shark nets removed from NSW beaches. Retreived from https://www.marineconservation.org.au/footage-released-of-dead-marine-life-as-shark-nets-removed-from-nsw-beaches/

Chapman, B. (2019, June 26). Shark nets: Protecting us or just harming sharks?. Australian Geographic. Retrieved from https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/shark-blog/2019/06/shark-nets-protecting-us-or-just-harming-sharks/

Fuller, K. (2019). Sharks nets 'cruel', catching too many other marine creatures at popular NSW beaches. Retrieved from https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-08/call-to-remove-shark-nets-with-other-marine-life-caught/11396366

NSW Department of Primary Industries. (2017). NSW north coast shark-meshing trial. Retrieved from https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/734535/NSW-north-coast-shark-meshing-trial-final-report.pdf

Sharksmart. (n.d.). SharkNets. Retrieved from https://www.sharksmart.nsw.gov.au/shark-nets.