Courses & Units

Biology of Animals KZA161

Hobart

Note:

KZA161 Biology of Animals is offered in Attending and Distance mode. In Attending mode, student participation in fortnightly face to face practical classes is compulsory during the semester. Students enrolling in Distance mode will not attend fortnightly practical classes in the laboratory, but must be available for a compulsory intensive practical session Tues-Thurs 9am to 5pm in week 12.

Introduction

Provides an introduction to the scientific study of animals. Students are introduced to animal diversity through studying the major invertebrate and vertebrate phyla with an emphasis on Australian examples. We consider the structural and functional characteristics of each group from an evolutionary perspective, with a focus on understanding relationships between structure and function. Lectures in comparative animal physiology, introduce students to the fundamental principles underlying animal life, and provide a functional basis for understanding animals' physiological adaptions to diverse environments. There is a strong emphasis on developing skills in practical zoology and scientific writing; students are expected to participate in some group activities. This unit is taught in a blended style with material delivered both face to face and online, and is available to distance students who will complete an intensive week of practicals in week 12 in Hobart.

Summary

Unit name Biology of Animals
Unit code KZA161
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Zoology
Coordinator

Dr Ashley Edwards

Teaching staff

Dr Ashley Edwards (Coordinator), Dr Scott Carver.

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,126.00 010915

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 lectures per week and 7 x 3-hr practical sessions.  Plus a number of assigned independent learning activities.

Assessment

2-hr exam (50%), laboratory and other assignments (50%)

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Textbooks

Required

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