GEOL315 Vertebrate PalaeontologyUpdated: 26 March 2019
|Offering||Not offered in 2020|
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
Unit will only be offered in odd numbered years; It is recommended that GEOL202 be completed within the Trimester 3 offering, the year prior to enrolment within GEOL315.
|Coordinator(s)||Nic Campione (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
From dinosaurs to the Cambrian explosion, this unit provides an overview of the major vertebrate groups (exclusive of mammals) and their fossil record. The unit combines theory with field-based learning and a strong focus on Australian Mesozoic fossil groups. Anatomy, pivotal evolutionary events and key specimens are the focus of online content.
The field component introduces essential skills including prospecting, specimen identification, stratigraphic mapping, geologic interpretation and scientific writing.
|Materials||Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.|
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: