Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 1
Target Students: Compulsory for students registered for C100/C101 Biology; C300/C301 Zoology; C400/C401 Genetics + C410/C420 Human Genetics but not restricted to them. Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
This Module has been identified as being particularly suitable for first year students, including those from other Schools.
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Prerequisites: A-Level Biology or equivalent.
Summary of Content: An introduction to animal design and evolution, and environmental exploitation, adopting a problem solving approach.
Themes covered include:
Diversity and order in animal design - understanding evolutionary advancement by reference to grades of organisation.
Movement and support in invertebrates and vertebrates - strategies of movement and support in water, on land and in the air.
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Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||7 weeks||4 per week||1 hour|
|Practical||4 weeks||1 per week||3 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||50||2 hour multiple choice examination|
|Coursework 1||50||Laboratory report|
Dr M Gering
Education Aims: To introduce students to the diversity of invertebrate and vertebrate animals by considering the way in which evolutionary pressures have shaped their form and function to enable them to live in habitats ranging from the poles to the deep oceans.
Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcomes: A1 An appreciation of the way in which the animal kingdom relates to other aspects of biology and the natural sciences. A2 An appreciation of historic and modern views on the evolution and interrelationships of different groups of animals A4 Knowledge and use of appropriate terminology, nomenclature and classification in describing the animal kingdom A5 genetics and evolution of animals A7 animal structure and physiology B2. think independently about the interrelationships of animals while giving due weight to the arguments of others. B4. acquire substantial quantities of information systematically, process it effectively, and draw appropriate conclusions B5. make and record accurate observations and measurements in laboratory work carry out scientific research and evaluate and make use of the material so acquired C2. write lab reports using appropriate styles, conventions, and terminology C3. work safely in the laboratory and assess related safety issues C5. undertake practical experimental work using appropriate equipment and instruments C6. apply basic knowledge of practical approaches and techniques D1. communicate effectively in writing a laboratory report D3. organise and manage their working time, schedule tasks, and meet deadlines D4. use and access information and communication technology D5. reflect on and assess their own progress, strengths and weaknesses D6. manage and manipulate numerical data from laboratory work D7. work productively with others in group laboratory experiments
Offering School: Biology
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