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Plants and Animals (623.6)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science


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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (185439) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (181444) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (166357) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151992) - View
  • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140809) - View

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This subject introduces students to the diversity of the living world, the history of life on earth, and the interactions between organisms and their environment.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Apply an understanding of ecological and evolutionary principles to interpret the diversity of life;

2. Identify the structure and function of organisms based on an understanding of the major taxa;

3. Access scientific journal articles of relevance and evaluate the quality of their methods;

4. Design and conduct a scientific research project as an effective member of a small group;

5. Collect, record, analyse and interpret biological data and communicate these interpretations in writing and orally and through web-based formats; and

6. Actively engage in a web-based social network to explore biological topics related to the unit and demonstrate their capacity for self-directed learning.

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