Animal Physiology

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Animal Physiology

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Animal Science, Biology, Physiology, Zoology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BIOL112 and CELS191

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    A comparative view of development, reproduction, metamorphosis, brains and sensory systems in different animal groups.

    Learning Outcomes

    • By the end of this paper, students will have gained a general knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of reproduction and development across a range of animal groups
    • Students will be able to work individually to source scientific knowledge and to communicate ideas effectively in written form
    • In addition, they will have demonstrated an ability to work as a member of a team to design and run simple experiments and have gained experience in the use of statistical analysis to support their findings
    • Finally, students will be introduced to some of the social, ethical and cultural issues surrounding animal physiology and will be encouraged to formulate their own opinions on some of these issues

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