Credit points: 15
This subject will examine the physiology and anatomy of vertebrates. Systems covered may include the digestive, reproductive, nervous, renal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Students will gain an understanding of the physiology and anatomy of these systems through practical, lecture and tutorial work. Students will learn how the various physiological systems work in an integrated way to allow animals to function and respond to environmental factors such as oxygen supply, food and energy, temperature and water supply. The phylogeny of organisms will also be examined through examination of organ systems.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorGiuseppe Posterino
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites BIO1OF and either BIO1AD or AGR1ANS or AGR1SYS or AGR1AAS
Incompatible subjects ZOO2VMP, ZOO2APH, AGR2PDA
Special conditions In laboratory classes, students will be required to dissect dead animals or to work with living animals under supervision. The course includes an introduction to animal ethics.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Eckert: animal physiology - mechanisms and adaptations||Prescribed||Randall, D., Burggren, W. and French, K.||5TH EDN, FREEMAN 2002|
|Readings||Vertebrates. Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution||Recommended||Kardong, KV||MCGRAW HILL 5TH EDN 2009|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment size240
Enrolment information Accommodation in laboratory classes Academic achievement in pre-requisite subjects
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGiuseppe Posterino
One 4.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Each student attends 8 laboratory classes"
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Exam (3 hours)||55|
|Practical work: Scientific reports (10%) Short answer question sheets (10%) Dissection (10%)||30|
|online quizzes (x 5) (worth 3% each)||15|