- 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, growth and performance. 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Compare and contrast the physiological processes that occur in plants and animals, governing day to day function;
- 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 effectively communicate the findings;
- Work as a research team and provide effective peer support and feedback.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment will be based on:
- 4 lab quizzes or short reports (30%, LO 1, 3, 4, 5)
- Mid-semester exam (30%, LO 1, 2)
- Final exam (40%, LO 1, 2)
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WorkloadThree lectures per week, 6 practicals over the semester plus independent study.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsCampbell, Reece and Meyers Biology 11th Edition Australian Version, or earlier version.
Assumed KnowledgeCHEM1101 or PHYS1101 or PHYS1004 are recommended.
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