Credit points: 15
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.
Subject Co-ordinatorTravis Dutka
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
PrerequisitesAGR1AAS OR BIO1APM
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
Vertebrates. Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution
Animal Physiology From Genes to Orgamisms
AuthorSherwood, Klandorf, Yancey
PublisherBrooks/Cole Cengage Learning
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTravis Dutka
Eight 4.00 h 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"
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|2 hour Exam (2000 words equivalent) A mixture of multiple choice and short answer questions||N/A||N/A||No||45||SILO1, SILO2|
|Practical work (750 words equivalent) This includes 3 dissections, a scientific report - 500 words and short answer question sheets - 250 words||N/A||N/A||No||25||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/A||N/A||No||15||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/A||N/A||No||15||SILO1, SILO2|