Courses & Units

Biology of Animals KZA161

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.

Summary

Unit name Biology of Animals
Unit code KZA161
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Biological 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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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:

  • KZA150, KZA151, KZA101, KZA105, KPZ101, KPZ160 (mutual exclusion)
  • JFA101, JFA102 (mutual exclusion)

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

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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