- Code BIOL6113
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Zoology
Learning OutcomesOn satisfying the requirements of this course, PG students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Describe the variety of invertebrate organisms and explain their evolutionary origin and diversification.
2. Investigate invertebrates in laboratory and field conditions, and identify major taxonomic groups.
3. Understand the requirements for collection and short-term maintenance of invertebrate species for photographic and scientific observation.
4. Investigate the scientific, economic and/or medical significance of a specific invertebrate taxon.
5. Present their findings both through written scientific reports and in oral presentation to a scientific audience.
6. Understand and communicate the major evolutionary innovations in invertebrate groups, and describe the functional significance of associated morphologies and behaviours.
Other InformationField Trip: As an indication, the cost to students for the 3 days field trip will be about $170.
Indicative AssessmentPG assessment will be based on:
• Specimen collection and preparation (20%) LO1, 2, 3
• Written 10 page research report on taxon of choice (40%) LO1, 4, 5, 6
• 15 minute oral presentation to class on research project (15%) LO1, 5, 6
• Final exam (25%) LO 1, 5, 6
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Workload60 contact hours, 50 non-contact hours and a weekend field trip to Kioloa early in the semester.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsNone. However, Campbell, Reece and Meyers: Biology 8th Edition Australian Version will be a valuable reference
Assumed KnowledgeAn understanding of the differences between plant and animal forms and cell structure, at the first year biology level.
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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|
|3028||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person|