UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study provides an overview of the functional and phylogenetic diversity of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. The material is presented within the conceptual framework of evolution, the foundation of biology. Lectures explore the diversity of major functional systems and behaviour in the context of environmental challenges and the ecological roles of different animal groups. Laboratory classes include dissections and demonstrations of the functional anatomy of invertebrates and vertebrates, as well as experiments. This unit of study provides a suitable foundation for senior biology units of study.
Further unit of study information
One 2-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical per week.
One 2-hour theory exam (50%), Lab book (15%), Invertebrate Collection (20%), Oral presentation (15%).
Recommended reading: Hickman CP, Roberts LS, Larson A, l'Anson H 2004. Integrated Principles of Zoology, 12th ed. McGraw Hill, NY. Withers, P. 1992 Comparative Animal Physiology. Saunders, New York
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
12cp Junior BIOL; or 6cp Junior BIOL and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901).
Assumed knowledge: BIOL1002 or BIOL1902
BIOL2911, BIOL2921, BIOL2011, BIOL2912, BIOL2012
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.