Animal Structure and Function

University of Melbourne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Animal Structure and Function

  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Animal Science, Biology, Human Biology, Life Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BIOL10004 Biology of Cells and Organisms AND BIOL10005 Genetics & The Evolution of Life

    OR

    BIOL10002 Biomolecules and Cells AND BIOL10003 Genes and Environment

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    12.5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Animals show remarkable diversity in form and function. In this subject you will explore how form and function are related, starting with simple animals like corals and working up to apes and humans. We ask: How are these animals related by evolution? What do they do, and how do they do this? These are the different ?technologies? animals have evolved to solve the problem of how to move and feed. In the practicals, you will learn how to classify animals and interpret their features, and develop an understanding of how birds fly, fish feed, worms burrow and parasites infect us.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.