ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

ZOO2AP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will examine the physiology and anatomy of vertebrates. Systems covered may include the digestive, reproductive, nervous, renal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. You will gain an understanding of the physiology and anatomy of these systems through practical, lecture and tutorial work. You 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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTravis Dutka

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesBIO1APM OR AGR1AAS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsIn 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.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Animal Physiology From Genes to Orgamisms

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorSherwood, Klandorf, Yancey

Year2013

Edition/Volume2e

PublisherBrooks/Cole Cengage Learning

ISBNN/A

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URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Vertebrates. Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorKardong, KV

Year2009

Edition/Volume5TH EDN

PublisherMCGRAW HILL

ISBNN/A

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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. Distinguish the structure and function of different vertebrate organ systems.
02. Distinguish, describe and explain the physiological mechanisms underlying vertebrate organ system function.
03. Interpret physiological data in correctly formatted scientific reports.
04. Demonstrate analytical and dissection skills.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTravis Dutka

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 32 - 42
Eight 4.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Each student attends 8 laboratory classes

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Three 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 hour Exam, 2000 words equivalentA mixture of multiple choice and short answer questions

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2

Practical work (750 words equivalent)This includes 3 dissections, a scientific report - 500 words and short answer question sheets - 250 words

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Group assessment (1000 words equivalent)Students will over the semester develop a 15 minute video (using PowerPoint mix as the base standard) describing a physiological system in a make believe alien vertebrate like animal they have encountered on an alien world (it may be a water planet or a planet in which there is only nitrogen gas). Students will be assessed on this presentation (group assessment - group size 3; speaking skills assessed here

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online quizzes (x5) (3% each) (500 word equivalent)Multiple choice quiz with an allotted time of 30 minutes per quiz

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2