ZOOLOGY A

ZOO3EPA

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Students must pass three components in order to complete the requirements for the subject. Students choose any three providing that a component is not used for credit in another subject. Component 1: Ecology Field Course: Mallee. Component 2: Physiology Field Course: Heron Island. Component 3: Behavioural Biology Methods. Component 4: Behavioural Ecology. Component 5: Moving into Metabolism. Component 6: Research Project.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Peters

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BIO2POS and either (ZOO2FE or ZOO2AP)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ZOO3TZA, ZOO3EPC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students MUST check details of dates & costs of field trips and enter their component choices via www.latrobe.edu.au/zoology/ (current students)(3rd year)(component selection). Not all components may be offered, there are quotas for the field courses. Laboratory coats and dissecting kits are required. Students will be required to dissect dead animals & to work with living tissue under supervision.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use scientific terminology to describe and explain the fundamental biological concepts and current issues of the discipline area of zoology with a focus on three out of the following six topics: Entomology, Behavioural ecology, Moving into metabolism, Mallee ecology, Marine Physiology, Animal-plant interactions.

Activities:
Lectures and laboratory classes/field surveys, Literature review, Online quizzes, Workshops, Laboratory reports or worksheets
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Collect, summarise, analyse, evaluate and interpret scientific data collected via experiments, laboratory procedures, field surveys or literature reviews.

Activities:
Lectures and laboratory classes/field surveys, Literature review, Online quizzes, Workshops, Laboratory reports or worksheets, poster or oral presentation, insect collection
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

03. Produce clear, concise, grammatically correct written and spoken work (report, poster or oral presentation) that presents coherent evidence-based explanations and communicates the results of scientific experiments, current scientific/discipline issues, or theoretical concepts to peers.

Activities:
Literature review, Laboratory report, poster or oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size100

Enrolment information Laboratory space and staffing constraints. Laboratory space and staffing constraints.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Peters

Class requirements

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Two 4.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Four 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Up to 1-hour per week may be run as a workshop."

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
Five 12.0 hours field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Field trips are taken outside the study period or during the semester break."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Students complete 3 components, each contributes 33% towards the final grade.Component 1. Ecology Field course: Mallee. Component 2. Physiology Field course: Heron Island. Component 3. Behavioural Biology Methods. Component 4: Behavioural Ecology. Component 5: Moving into Metabolism. Component 6: Research Project.100 01, 02, 03