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Zoology 2: Animal Form & Function

Enrolment code: KZA205

Offered: Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2,

Special note: students intending to enrol in any zoology unit at level 300 must enrol in KZA205

Unit description:

Provides a broad training in fundamental aspects of zoology and forms an essential basis for specialist studies at level 3. The unit focuses on developing students’ understanding of general ecology and functional anatomy from an evolutionary perspective. Lectures cover: adaptive radiation; life cycles; ecological principles; the comparative physiology of respiration, excretion and osmoregulation; and food acquisition strategies. Practical classes aim to develop skills in observation, animal identification, data collection and analysis, oral and written communication, and an appreciation of the comparative approach to the study of anatomical and physiological adaptations in animals. The practical format will be varied, involving some independent learning activities, and students will be required to participate in some group work.

Staff Dr LA Barmuta, Mr OLKA Buchmann (Coordinator), Dr MA Hindell, Dr C McArthur, Assoc Prof DA Ritz, Dr RW Rose, Assoc Prof R Swain For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 25% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2x1-hr lectures, 4-hr practical weekly (26 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites KZA150 or KZA151 or [KZA101 and (KPZ160 or KPZ101)]  
Mutual exclusions KLA313  
Assessment mode end-of-sem 1, 3-hr theory exam (20%), sem 1 assignments (30%), end-of-sem 2 3-hr theory exam (20%), sem 2 assignments (30%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Barnes RSK, Calow P & Olive PJW, The Invertebrates – A New Synthesis, Blackwell Scientific
Zoology 2: Animal Form and Function Practical Manual
Willmer P, Stone G & Johnston I, Environmental Physiology of Animals, Blackwell Scientific
Eckert R, Animal Physiology – Mechanisms and Adaptations, 3rd edn, Freeman
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Recommended texts etc Pechenik JA, A Short Guide to Writing about Biology, 2nd edn, Harper Collins, 1993
Disecting kit, laboratory coat
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Zoology
Marine, Freshwater and Antarctic Biology
Courses Bachelor of Science (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Science (Forest Ecology)
Bachelor of Science (Marine, Freshwater and Antarctic Biology)
Bachelor of Science (Natural Environment and Wilderness Management)
Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies
Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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