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BIOL2011 - Invertebrate Zoology
Faculty of Science - 6 credit points
HECS Band six
Domestic Fee: $3,900
International Fee: $4,500
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Biological Sciences
Offered session(s): 1
Assumed knowledge: BIOL (1002 or 1902).
Prerequisites: BIOL (1001 or 1911) and 6 additional credit points of Junior Biology (BIOL/MBLG/EDUH). 12 credit points of Junior Chemistry.
Prohibitions: BIOL2911
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr E L May

Classes: 5 x1 hr lectures/fortnight, 1x1 hr tutorial/fortnight, 1x2 hr practical/week

Assessment: 1x1 hr mid-semester test, 1x2 hr theory exam, 1x1.5 hr practical exam, 1 assignment, 1 essay, 1 oral presentation (100%)

This unit of study provides a thorough grounding in the diversity of animals by lectures and detailed laboratory classes, which include dissections and demonstrations of the functional anatomy of invertebrates. The material is presented within the conceptual framework of evolution and the principles and use of phylogeny and classification. Tutorials further explore concepts of phylogeny, animal structure and function, and provide opportunity to develop oral and written communication skills. The unit of study is designed to be taken in conjunction with BIOL2012 Vertebrates and their Origins; the two units of study together provide complete coverage of the diversity of animals at the level of phylum.This unit of study may be taken alone, but when taken with BIOL2012 provides entry into certain Senior Biology units of study. The content of BIOL (1002 or 1902) is assumed knowledge and students entering without BIOL (1002 or 1902) will need to do some preparatory reading. The completion of MBLG1001 is highly recommended.
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