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BIOL2012: Vertebrates and their Origins (2012 - Semester 2)

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Unit: BIOL2012: Vertebrates and their Origins (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Intermediate
Faculty/School: School of Biological Sciences
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Session options: Semester 2
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Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: BIOL (1001 or 1911) and 6 additional credit points of Junior Biology (BIOL/MBLG/EDUH). 12 credit points of Junior Chemistry.
Prohibitions: BIOL2912.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study completes the grounding in the diversity of animals at the level of phylum introduced in BIOL2011 Invertebrate Zoology, by lectures and detailed laboratory classes, which include dissections and demonstrations of the functional anatomy of vertebrates and related invertebrate phyla. Tutorials further explore concepts of phylogeny, animal structure and function, and provide opportunity to develop oral and written communication skills. Students may choose to attend an intensive 3.5 day field trip, which takes place in the July break preceding Semester 2. (Contact Dr May during Semester 1 if you wish to attend).
Assumed Knowledge: The content of BIOL (1002 or 1902) is assumed knowledge and students who have not completed BIOL (1002 or 1902) will need to do some preparatory reading.
Additional Notes: This unit of study may be taken alone, but when taken with BIOL2011 provides entry into certain Senior Biology units of study.

The completion of MBLG1001 is highly recommended.
Timetable: BIOL2012 Timetable
T&L Activities: Lectures: 5x1 hr lectures/fortnight, 1x1 hr tutorial/fortnight, 1x2 hr practical/week, 1x3.5 day field trip (optional).

Practical Work:
Assessment Description: 1x1 hr mid-semester test, 1x2 hr theory exam, 1x1.5 hr practical exam, 1 assignment, 1 essay, 1 oral presentation (100%)

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Aeronautical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Biomedical Engineering / Science 2013
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Civil Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Science 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Science 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) / Science 2011
Software Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Science 2012

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