ANIMAL, PLANT AND MICROBIAL LIFE

BIO1APM

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

All organisms share some common challenges if they are to survive and reproduce. In this subject we will explore how structures that have evolved within animals, plants and microorganisms, function to address ten key challenges of living: 1.capturing and distributing energy and nutrients around the body of the organism, 2.utilising those nutrients for growth and movement, 3.regulating the internal environment of the organism, 4.disposing of waste products, 5.monitoring changes in the world around the organism, 6.communicating information about those changes within the organism, 7. defending oneself from parasites and pathogens, 8.reproducing sexually or asexually, why bother with sex? 9.producing healthy offspring, 10. dispersing offspring/propagules into new location. This subject involves working with live arthropods during some laboratory classes.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPam Hurst

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Distinguish, describe and /or compare the structure and function of different organisms in relation to acquisition and transport of energy and nutrients, internal regulation, monitoring and responding to the surrounding environment and, reproduction and dispersal

Activities:
lectures, interactive workshops, practical activities, online activities, exam

02. Apply the scientific method to biological questions through online activities, practical investigations and written reports

Activities:
lectures, interactive workshops, practical activities, online activities, exam and written scientific reports

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAleicia Holland

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 32 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be expected to complete online activities (equivalent to 2 hours) prior to attending the workshop."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 3 hr end of semester exam (3,000-word equivalent)50 01, 02
Scientific report (approximately 1,000-words)20 01, 02
Online quizzes (250-word equivalent)20 01, 02
Online and in-class participation (250-word equivalent)10 01, 02

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPam Hurst

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 32 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be expected to complete online activities (equivalent to 2 hours) prior to attending the workshop."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1 x 3 hr end of semester exam (3,000-word equivalent)50 01, 02
Scientific report (approximately 1,000-words)20 01, 02
Online quizzes (250-word equivalent)20 01, 02
Online and in-class participation (250-word equivalent)10 01, 02