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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 2046

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
100175

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To introduce students to the evolutionary history and diversity of vertebrate animals.

Course content

A study of the biology of vertebrates at the individual, population and community levels. An introduction to the theory-based view of vertebrate life.

Textbook(s)

F Harvey Pough, Christine M Janis and John B Heiser 2009, VERTEBRATE LIFE, 8th edn, Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San Francisco, CA

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
BIOL 1007 Molecules to Tissues A
BIOL 1012 Molecules to Tissues B
Group 2
BIOL 1014 Biodiversity for the Environment
BIOL 1015 Sustainable Ecosystems

Students to choose between Group 1 and Group 2 for their pre-requisites.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Practical Assessment - 15% 3 hours
Portfolio 1000 words 20% ongoing
Practical Assessment 1500 words 25% -
Examination - 40% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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