TOPICS IN ZOOLOGY A

ZOO3TZA

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will further their scientific understanding of selected areas of the evolution, behaviour, physiology and ecology of animals with an emphasis on Australian fauna. This is a lecture only subject. The following three topics will be offered in 2015: Behavioural Biology Methods, Behavioural Ecology and Moving into Metabolism.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Peters

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ZOO2FE or ZOO2AP or ZOO2AFE or ZOO2APH or WEM2FFA or WEM2PEE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ZOO3EPA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. On completion of this subject, students will be able to define, describe and explain the diversity observed in animal behaviour within the framework of ecological and evolutionary theory.

Activities:
Students will participate in class discussions during lectures. Regular quizzes will test knowledge and understanding and provide students with formative feedback. Final exam (multiple choice, short answer and essay questions)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

02. Define, describe and explain the major evolutionary and ecological traits of insects.

Activities:
Students will participate in class discussions during lectures. Regular quizzes will test knowledge and understanding and provide students with formative feedback. Final exam (multiple choice, short answer and essay questions)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

03. Define, describe and explain metabolism, physiology of movement and thermogenic regulation in vertebrates.

Activities:
Students will participate in class discussions during lectures and workshops. Regular quizzes will test knowledge and understanding and provide students with formative feedback. Final exam (multiple choice, short answer and essay questions)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Lawler

Class requirements

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."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Examinations (3 x 1 hour)55 01, 02, 03
Quizzes (9 x 30 mins)45 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Peters

Class requirements

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."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Examinations (3 x 1 hour)55 01, 02, 03
Quizzes (9 x 30 mins)45 01, 02, 03