SLE204 - Animal Diversity

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:

SBB204

EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

SLE111 or SLE132

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

3 x 1 hour class per week, 6 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.

Content

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.

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