ZOOL203 Vertebrate Zoology - Evolution and DiversityUpdated: 03 April 2019
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.
|Supervised Exam||There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.|
|Pre-requisites||BIOL110 and BIOL120 or candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Restrictions||EM251 or EM561 or ZOOL230|
The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.
This unit deals with the origins, evolution, classification, diversity, conservation, behaviour, reproductive biology, ecology, and adaptive radiation of extinct and extant vertebrates. Comparisons of the structure and function of each of the major organ systems are made among the living vertebrate classes. The unit requires animal experimentation and/or dissection during some mandatory practical classes. The unit covers vertebrate zoology and ecology on a global scale, but there is some emphasis placed upon the evolution and ecology of Australian vertebrate fauna. This unit is essential for further specialisation in marine and terrestrial vertebrate biology and ecology.
Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. 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.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: