ZOOLOGY B

ZOO3EPB

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Students must pass the Capstone experience (Component 5, Zoological Dreaming) and two other components in order to complete the requirements for the subject. Six components are normally offered and in addition to undertaking 'Zoological Dreaming', students choose any two 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: Reproductive Biology. Component 4: Excitable Tissues. Component 5: Zoological Dreaming (Capstone Experience). Component 6: Research Project.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorGiuseppe Posterino

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 ZOO3EPC, ZOO3TZB

Equivalent subjects ZOO31EPB and ZOO32EPB

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 two out of the following four topics: Reproductive biology, Excitable tissues, Mallee ecology, Marine physiology.

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

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

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:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

04. Reflect on the knowledge and skillset you developed in your Zoology major and create a plan of action to maximise your chances of gaining graduate employment (Zoology dreaming capstone component)

Activities:
Reflective journal, Oral Presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size100

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

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGiuseppe Posterino

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 31 - 43
Five 12.0 hours field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Four 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Up to 1-hour per week may be run as a Workshop."

Practical Week: 31 - 43
Two 4.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Students complete 3 components, each contributes one third towards the final grade.Component 1. Ecology Field course: Mallee. Component 2. Physiology Field course: Heron Island. Component 3. Reproductive Biology. Component 4. Excitable Tissues. Component 5. Zoological Dreaming. Component 6. Research Project.100 01, 02, 03, 04