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Zoology - BIOL2021

Year - 2020

This unit of study provides an overview of the functional and phylogenetic diversity of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. The material is presented within the conceptual framework of evolution, the foundation of biology. Lectures explore the diversity of major functional systems and behaviour in the context of environmental challenges and the ecological roles of different animal groups. Laboratory classes include dissections and demonstrations of the functional anatomy of invertebrates and vertebrates, as well as experiments. This unit of study provides a suitable foundation for senior biology units of study.

Two lectures and one 3-hour practical per week.

One 2-hour theory exam (45%), practical exam (20%), lab book (15%), oral presentation (20%)

Recommended reading: Hickman, C.P., Keen, S.L., Larson, A., Eisenhour, D.J., I'Anson, H. and Roberts, L.S. (2017) Integrated Principles of Zoology 17th ed. (McGraw Hill, New York)

Assumed knowledge


BIOL2921 or BIOL2011 or BIOL2911 or BIOL2012 or BIOL2912


Faculty: Science

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Mathew Crowther
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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