Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Students must pass three components in order to complete the requirements for the subject. Six from the seven components are normally offered and 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: Insect Evolution and Ecology. Component 4: Reproductive Physiology. Component 5: Moving into Metabolism. Component 6: Research Project.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Bird

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BIO2POS and either (ZOO2FE or ZOO2AP)


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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size100

Enrolment information Laboratory space and staffing constraints.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Bird

Class requirements

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."

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."

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.


Assessment elementComments%
Component 2.Physiology Field course: Heron Island. Written report of 1500 words (50%) and 1.5 hour examination (50%)100
Component 3.Insect Evolution and Ecology: Quizzes (10%), Insect collection (25%), poster (10%), lab class responses (5%) and 1.5-hour examination (50%).100
Component 4.Reproductive Physiology: Quizzes (10%), Literature review of 750-1000 words (15%), laboratory report of 750-1000 words (15%) and 1.5 hour examination (60%)100
Component 5.Moving into Metabolism: Quizzes (10%), Workshops (5%), Literature review and poster presentation (15%), laboratory report of 1000 words (15%) and 1.5 hour examination (55%)100
Component 6.Animal-Plant Interactions: Quizzies (10%), project report of 1500 words (40%) and 1.5 hr examination (50%)100
Component 7.Research Project: written report (100%)100
Students complete 3 components, each contributes 33% towards the final grade. Component 1.Ecology Field course: Mallee. Literature review equivalent to 1000 words (30%), Class participation (10%) and writen report equivalent to 2000 words (60%)100