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AG1004 - Animal Biology for Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

Available to BVetSc students only

Introduction to the diversity of animal life including form, function, behaviour, classification and evolution. Includes laboratory studies and fieldwork.

Learning Outcomes

  • gain experience in scientific problem-solving and decision-making;
  • develop the vital basic knowledge required for understanding scientific principles of animal biology and their application in more advanced and specialised studies;
  • acquire hands-on practical skills in zoology; to acquire proficiency in observation, recording, evaluation and reporting of scientific information;
  • acquire proficiency in observation, recording, evaluation and reporting of scientific information.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner.
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of Chemistry, Mathematics and English to Grade 12 (Queensland) or equivalent.
BZ1004 ZL1001


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Janine Sheaves, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf
Lecturers: Dr Janine Sheaves, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 5 hours tutorials
  • 26 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); practical assessment (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.