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ENV BIOL 2503 - Zoology II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: BIOLOGY 1101 or BIOLOGY 1401 & BIOLOGY 1201 or BIOLOGY 1202 or BIOLOGY 1001
Incompatible: ENV BIOL 2530
Assessment: Practical work, essay, exam
Syllabus:

The course begins with the relationship between structure and function. Concepts of phylogeny will be introduced and the enormous diversity of animals will be examined in a phylogenetic framework. The major event in animal evolution as demonstrated by adaptations to parasitism, the marine environment and life on land will be provided. The section on invertebrate diversity will be concluded with a state-of-the-art lecture on the extraordinary discoveries that are currently being made of new species and even new groups and how scientists determine where they fit in the tree of life. The biology of the vertebrates will follow groups from fishes to terrestrial vertebrates, including the amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We will flavour these with interesting lectures on animal adaptations and some of the major evolutionary hurdles in vertebrate evolution. Topics in animal physiology relevant to both vertebrates and invertebrates will include the flow of energy through organisms, the process of respiration and the function of the nervous and sensory systems as well as muscle function.

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Units
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Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11011 LE01 200 64 28 Feb - 7 Mar Monday 1pm - 2pm Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Mawson, G19, Mawson Lecture Theatre
4 Mar - 8 Apr Friday 1pm - 2pm Mawson, G19, Mawson Lecture Theatre
21 Mar - 4 Apr Monday 1pm - 2pm Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Mawson, G19, Mawson Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 10 Jun Friday 1pm - 2pm Mawson, G19, Mawson Lecture Theatre
2 May - 30 May Monday 1pm - 2pm Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11012 PR01 60 2 7 Mar - 7 Mar Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
21 Mar - 21 Mar Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
4 Apr - 4 Apr Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
2 May - 2 May Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
16 May - 16 May Monday 2pm - 5pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
11013 PR02 60 15 8 Mar - 8 Mar Tuesday 10am - 1pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
22 Mar - 22 Mar Tuesday 10am - 1pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
5 Apr - 5 Apr Tuesday 10am - 1pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
3 May - 3 May Tuesday 10am - 1pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
17 May - 17 May Tuesday 10am - 1pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
12148 PR03 60 27 7 Mar - 7 Mar Monday 10am - 1pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
21 Mar - 21 Mar Monday 10am - 1pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
4 Apr - 4 Apr Monday 10am - 1pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
2 May - 2 May Monday 10am - 1pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory
16 May - 16 May Monday 10am - 1pm The Braggs, 340, Laboratory