- Code BIOL2115
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Physiology, Biology
Physiology is the study of how plants and animals operate at all levels from the cell to organs and organ systems, and how all of these work together to maintain normal function. Plant and animal systems have evolved by very different pathways, but there are striking parallels as well as differences in how hormones and other biomolecules interact in day-to-day life, and how they govern metabolic processes and reproduction. This course explores physiological processes from a comparative perspective, examining how physiological innovation has underpinned the evolution of complexity in both in plants and animals.
Learning OutcomesOn satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Compare and contrast the the physiological processes that occur in plants and animals, governing day to day function and special activities such as reproduction.
- Understand and predict the physiological responses of plants and animals to environmental stresses including temperature extremes and starvation.
- Use observation and laboratory experimentation to generate and test physiological hypotheses.
- Conduct basic physiological research and communicate the findings.
- Work as a research team and provide effective peer support and feedback.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
- 6 lab quizzes or short reports (50%, LO1, 3, 4, 5)
- Mid-semester exam (25%, LO 1, 2)
- Final exam (25%, LO 1, 2)
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WorkloadThree lectures per week, 6 practicals over the semester plus independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsCampbell Biology 10th Edition (Reece et al.). This is the first year text and it will be augmented with key readings provided via Wattle.
Assumed KnowledgeBIOL1009 and CHEM1201 would be an advantage.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 2
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|9506||23 Jul 2018||30 Jul 2018||31 Aug 2018||26 Oct 2018||In Person|