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Animal diversity (6 points)


Leader: Dr Paul Bailey

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Examines the diversity of animals and organises them in a systematic way using their evolutionary history. We examine a range of representatives from different animal phyla, starting with the structurally simple and progressing to mammals, in the context of emerging and changing patterns in their body plans. These are related to changes in the ecology and diversification within the phyla. Concepts and theories developed during the theory part of the course are developed further in the practical classes. During these interactive sessions use of live material is made for observation and the characters used to group animals into higher taxonomic groups are demonstrated and discussed.

Assessment: Mid-semester theory test (50 min): 15% + Final integrated theory and practical exam (2 hours): 40% + Group research project including individual report (500-750 words): 25% + Practical folder and mini quizzes: 20%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical (or equivalent)

Prerequisites: BIO1011 and either BIO1022 or BIO1042 or permission

Prohibitions: Z002011, ZOO2031

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