Courses & Units

Aquatic Biology A JFA101

Launceston

Introduction

This unit provides a general introduction to the biology of aquatic animals and investigates phylogenetic relationships, and how the anatomy, physiology and life history of animals are adapted to meet their requirements for locomotion, feeding, excretion, osmoregulation, gas exchange, communication and reproduction. Students will develop practical laboratory skills in animal identification, microscopy, dissection techniques, scientific drawing and writing scientific reports.

Summary

Unit name Aquatic Biology A
Unit code JFA101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School IMAS
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Centre for Fisheries and Aquaculture
Coordinator

Dr James Haddy

Teaching staff

Dr James Haddy, Dr Louise Adams, Dr Carmen Primo

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

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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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 Field of Education

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:


KZA161
,KPZ163

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly for 13 weeks, 2 h lectures, 3 h practicals

Assessment

Coursework: 50%. Examination: 50%.

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Textbooks

Required

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