SLE204 - Animal Diversity
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
|Previously coded as:|
SLE111 or SLE132
3 x 1 hour class per week, 6 x 3 hour practical classes per trimester
This course of animal evolution is illustrated by examining aspects of the biology of a range of animal phyla. Major themes are: the development of multicellularity; important aspects of body plan including body layers, body cavities and metameric segmentation; and adaptation to particular environments and lifestyles. The evolutionary succession of major invertebrate and vertebrate animal groups is discussed. During laboratory practical classes students will examine and dissect specimens from the following animal groups: cnidarians, flatworms, annelids, arthropods, molluscs, echinoderms and chordates.
Practical test 40%, pre-lab quizzes 10%, mid-trimester test 25%, final test 25%