Courses & Units

Biology of Animals KZA161

Hobart, Launceston

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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.  The unit is offered in Hobart and Launceston, with all students required to attend fortnightly face to face practical sessions. Lectures are delivered live in Hobart and are available via recording to all students shortly thereafter.

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 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 International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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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 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

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Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010915 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

  • XPD135
  • 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

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