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Zoology - Department of Zoology at Hobart

The Department of Zoology provides a balanced range of units in whole animal biology and prepares students for a wide spectrum of careers in zoology and related disciplines. Students who wish to specialise in zoology can complete almost a full third year in the department. Alternatively many students combine a major (50% third year) with another in a related discipline such as Plant Science, Biochemistry, or Microbiology.

First year
KZA101 Zoology 1 [16.67%]
Either KPZ160 or KPZ101
KPZ160 Concepts of Biology [16.67%]
KPZ101 Biological Principles [8.33%]
and other units to a total of 100% from other Group 1 areas in the life, earth, physical and numerical sciences
See Bachelor of Science Schedule A

Students proposing to major in zoology are strongly urged to include physical (chemistry or physics) or numerical (mathematics or computer science) science units in their first year program.
Note: Students enrolled in both KZA101 and KPA100 must enrol in KPZ160 and not KPZ101.

Second year
KZA210 Zoology 2 [33.33%]
and 66.67% from other units of the students' own choice.

Third year
KZA303 Field Zoology [8.33%]
KZA320 Animal Ecology [25%]
KZA325 Aquatic Zoology [25%]
KZA340 Animal Physiology [25%]
and other units to give a total of 100%
Students interested in marine, freshwater or fisheries biology should read the discipline entry Marine, Freshwater and Antarctic Biology


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KZA101 Zoology 1

Provides an introduction to the study of animals and forms a basis for further study in Zoology for those wishing to proceed further. Students are introduced to the morphology of the major invertebrate phyla and the vertebrates with an emphasis on an evolutionary interpretation of diversity. Lectures and practical classes in basic physiology and animal behaviour provide a functional basis for an understanding of animal biology. Lectures cover: (a) Morphology and biology of the major invertebrate and vertebrate groups; (b) Basic physiology - respiration, circulation and blood, temperature, salt and water regulation, nitrogen excretion, excitable tissues, endocrine and neural control and reproduction; and (c) Animal behaviour - territorial, social, mating and parental behaviour. Practical classes complement and support the lectures.

Special Notes
teaching staff Dr SM Jones (Coordinator), Mr O Buchmann, Dr R Rose
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern full year - 2 lectures a week throughout the year, a 3-hour practical session a week through sem 1 and weeks 1-5 in sem 2
prerequisites two of: TCE CH856 Chemistry; MT841 Mathematics Stage 2 or MT730 Mathematics Applied; BY826 Biology; PH866 Physics or SC786 Applied Science-Physical Sciences
corequisites
mutual exclusions KZA105
method of assessment practical work (25%); theory exam in sem 1 (25%), theory exam in sem 2 (40%), essayin sem 2 (5%)
required texts, etc
Dorit RL, Walker Jr WF and Barnes RD, Zoology, Saunders.
Zoology 1 Practical manual
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Agricultural Science (S3A)
Bachelor of Science specimen course - Life Sciences(S3G)
Bachelor of Science specimen course - Biochemistry, Microbiology (S3G)
Bachelor of Science specimen course - Forest Ecology (S3G)
Bachelor of Science specimen course - Geological Sciences (S3G)
Bachelor of Science specimen course - Marine, Freshwater & Antarctic Biology (S3G)
Bachelor of Science (S3G) - main schedule of units
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KZA105 Animal Science

Is only available to Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture) students, and has the same broad objectives as KZA101.

Special Notes this unit is only available to Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture) students

teaching staff Dr SM Jones (Coordinator), Mr O Buchmann, Dr R Rose
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [16.67% (6pts)]
teaching pattern full year - 2 lectures a week throughout the year, a 3-hour practical session a week through sem 1 and weeks 1-5 in sem 2
prerequisites See specific admission requirements and prerequisites Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture)
corequisites
mutual exclusions KZA101
method of assessment Assess: practical work (25%); theory exam in sem 1 (25%), theory exam in sem 2 (40%), essay in sem 2 (5%)
required texts, etc
Dorit RL, Walker Jr WF and Barnes RD, Zoology, Saunders.
Zoology 1 Practical manual
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) (S3B)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture) (S3C)





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KZA135 Tasmanian Animals: an Introductory Course

Serves as an introduction to the zoology of terrestrial vertebrates and selected invertebrate groups in Tasmania. Lectures include natural history, ecology and behaviour of native fauna, with an emphasis on the zoogeographical consequences of Tasmania's island status. Practical classes cover a range of techniques for studying animals in the laboratory and in the field, including methods of identifying and classifying selected animal groups.

Special Notes Bachelor of Education: Science in Education - this unit is offered primarily as a service course to BEd students. Applications of zoological knowledge and techniques in classroom science are discussed

teaching staff Dr S Jones (Coordinator), and other Department of Zoology staff
campus & mode Hbt, int
unit weight [8.33% (3 pts)]
teaching pattern sem 2 - 2 classes (1-hour lecture followed by 1.5-hour practical) a week (9 weeks), 2 half-day weekend excursions during weeks 20-28
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions KZA101, KZA105, KPZ101, KPZ160
method of assessment field study (30%), report on excursion (10%), practical book (10%), 2-hour exam in Nov (50%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading
Course: Bachelor of Science (S3G) - main schedule of units






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