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BIOL2012 - Vertebrates and their Origins
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): 2
Assumed knowledge: The content of BIOL (1002 or 1902) is assumed knowledge and students who have not completed BIOL (1002 or 1902) will need to do some preparatory reading.
Prerequisites: BIOL (1001 or 1911) and 6 additional credit points of Junior Biology (BIOL/MBLG/EDUH). 12 credit points of Junior Chemistry.
Prohibitions: BIOL2912
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr E L May

Classes: 5x1 hr lectures/fortnight, 1x1 hr tutorial/fortnight, 1x2 hr practical/week, 1x3.5 day field trip (optional).

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 completes the grounding in the diversity of animals at the level of phylum introduced in BIOL2011 Invertebrate Zoology, by lectures and detailed laboratory classes, which include dissections and demonstrations of the functional anatomy of vertebrates and related invertebrate phyla. Tutorials further explore concepts of phylogeny, animal structure and function, and provide opportunity to develop oral and written communication skills. Students may choose to attend an intensive 3.5 day field trip, which takes place in the July break preceding Semester 2. (Contact Dr May during Semester 1 if you wish to attend).This unit of study may be taken alone, but when taken with BIOL2011 provides entry into certain Senior Biology units of study. The completion of MBLG1001 is highly recommended.
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