ZOOL210 Invertebrate Zoology

Updated: 22 April 2020
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites BIOL110 and BIOL120 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ZOOL410

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.

Combined Units ZOOL410 - Invertebrate Zoology
Coordinator(s) Phillip Barton (pbarton7@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

A general survey of the invertebrates covering the taxonomy, anatomy, ecology and evolution of the major free-living and parasitic representatives of this group. The course is taught at UNE and includes a 2-day field excursion to Arrawarra Headland. Students should note that this unit requires animal experimentation and/or dissection during some mandatory practical classes.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Invertebrate Zoology

ISBN: 9780030259821
Ruppert, E.E., Fox, R.S. and Barnes, R.D., Thomson 7th ed. 2003

Note: Out of print. Copy avaliable on e-reserve through the Dixon Library.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Essay 20% 1500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3, 4

Compulsory Practical Book 10%
Assessment Notes

Drawing and labelling of diagrams, answering questions relevant to practical work and reporting experimental results

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2

Compulsory Scientific Report 20% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. recognise and demonstrate a broad, comprehension of the main divisions and groupings within the Animal Kingdom;
  2. demonstrate a broad, theoretical and technical understanding of the diversity of invertebrate animals, their taxonomy, evolution and phylogeny;
  3. clearly and coherently explain the role of adaptation in the evolution of the invertebrates; and
  4. demonstrate a broad understanding of the ecology and physiology of the major groups of invertebrates.