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Animal structure and function (6 points)


Leader: Dr Paul Bailey

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: We examine the unifying relationship between animal form and function and the need for animals to meet common requirements in order to survive and reproduce. For example animals need to feed; carry out metabolic processes; reproduce; coordinate activities in order to respond as a unitary whole. We examine, using animal examples, how meeting these requirements represents numerous problems for animals and how different adaptations have favour different solutions to solving them. Concepts and theories developed during lectures are expanded and further developed in interactive practical classes where animal and model examples are used to illustrate and promote discussion.

Assessment: Mid-semester theory test (50 mins): 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: ZOO2031 or permission

Prohibitions: ZOO2022, ZOO2042

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