ANIMAL, PLANT AND MICROBIAL LIFE

BIO1APM

2021

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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPam Hurst

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Campbell Biology: Australian and New Zealand edition

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLisa A. Urry, Noel Meyers, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, Jane B. Reece

Year2017

Edition/Volume11th Edition

PublisherPEARSON

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Conduct scientific experiments in practical classes to address biological questions, and communicate the results scientifically, including analysis and interpretation.
02. Distinguish, describe (using appropriate biological vocabulary and/or compare organism structures and their function in relation to acquisition and transport of energy and nutrients, internal regulation, monitoring and responding to the surrounding environment and, reproduction and dispersal.
03. Demonstrate effective use of biological vocabulary and concepts related to organism structures and their function.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Shackleton

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 32 - 43
One 3.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 x 2 hr end of semester exam (2000 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3

Scientific report x2 (approximately 1200 word equivalent).  Feedback on first report received prior to submission of second report

N/AReportIndividualNo24 SILO1, SILO2

In-class test x1 (approximately 250 word equivalent).  Feedback given on practice questions before the in-class test conducted.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3

Online quizzes associated with f2f and online learning activities (250 words equiv) Best 4 of 6

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo8 SILO3

In-class participation/preparation (250 words equiv) Best 8 of 12

N/AOtherIndividualNo8 SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPam Hurst

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 32 - 43
One 3.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1 x 2 hr end of semester exam (2000 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3

Scientific report x2 (approximately 1200 word equivalent).  Feedback on first report received prior to submission of second report

N/AReportIndividualNo24 SILO1, SILO2

In-class test x1 (approximately 250 word equivalent).  Feedback given on practice questions before the in-class test conducted.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3

Online quizzes associated with f2f and online learning activities (250 words equiv) Best 4 of 6

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo8 SILO3

In-class participation/preparation (250 words equiv) Best 8 of 12

N/AOtherIndividualNo8 SILO2, SILO3