University of Queensland
Area of Study
Taught In English
Recommended prerequisite: BIOL1020+BIOL1040
This course requires additional faculty approval for entry.
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Host University Units2
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewCourse DescriptionThe course will cover animal diversity & evolution, from primitive metazoans to vertebrates. It describes the fantastic diversity of animal and life histories in an evolutionary and phylogenetic context. Students will become familiar with body form & function, & life history characteristics of the major groups of animals.Learning ObjectivesAfter successfully completing this course you should be able to:
Class Contact3 Lecture hours, 3 Practical or Laboratory hoursAssessmentLaboratory performanceType: LaboratoryLearning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Due Date: During scheduled laboratory timeWeight: 25%Task Description: Students will be assessed via a short quiz at the end of reach practical class. Quizzes will cover material learnt in the practical that they just participated in.Mid-semester examType: Exam - Mid Semester During ClassLearning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4Due Date: Mid-semesterWeight: 25%Reading: 0 minutesDuration: 50 minutesFormat: Multiple-choice, Short answerTask Description: Will cover material presented in lectures 1 through 15. Will consists of both multipule choice and short answer questions.End of semester examType: Exam - during Exam Period (Central)Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4Due Date: Examination PeriodWeight: 50%Reading: 10 minutesDuration: 120 minutesFormat: Multiple-choice, Short answerTask Description: Covers material covered in entire course, but with strong emphasis on lectures 15-34. Students must achieve at least 50% in the final exam to recieve a passing grade in the course.
- Describe the major animal phyla and there evolutionary relationships
- Know the basic animal plans and know how they are formed
- Be familiar with the different ways different groups of animals move, acquire food, respire, maintain fluid balance and reproduce.
- Be familiar with the diversity of animal life-history and reproductive strategies
- Be able to identify an animal to phylum and order and know how to access information to enable to identify animals to lower taxonomic levels.
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