ZOOL327 Ecological and Comparative Physiology

Updated: 26 September 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
08 August 2020 11 August 2020 Mandatory None
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 (ZOOL203 or ZOOL230 or PSIO210 or PSIO210A or PSIO211 or ANSC201) and (PSIO220 or PSIO220A); or (96cp and candidature in BZool or BSc(Zoology)); or (for Arts and Education students only: CHEM110 and CHEM120 and ZOOL203 or ZOOL230 or PSIO210 or PSIO211 or ANSC201 and PSIO220); or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes

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 None
Coordinator(s) Fritz Geiser (fgeiser@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

Physiological adaptations of animals to their environment will be covered. The emphasis is on Australian vertebrates. This unit requires animal experimentation and/or dissection during some mandatory practical classes. Topics include energetics and thermoregulation of ectotherms and endotherms, digestive physiology, and osmoregulation in terrestrial, freshwater, marine and extreme environments. Practical work will be both laboratory and field based.

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 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:
  1. provide a broad and coherent understanding of the functional adaptations of animals to environmental extremes and be able to communicate this either verbally or in written form;
  2. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of thermal biology of ectotherms and endotherms;
  3. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the energetics of ectotherms and endotherms;
  4. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of how animals osmoregulate in terrestrial, freshwater, marine and extreme environments; this will also show the student's ability to analyse and evaluate information; and
  5. apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate capacity to make individual well developed judgment about the subject.