AG1007 - Introduction to Plants and Animals for Veterinary Science
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
To be a veterinarian you require a broad understanding of the natural world. This
subject is designed to acquaint it you with the full range of biodiversity, from plants
to mammals, and everything in between. We will examine the origins and organisation
of all life, and learn the principles that allow you to make sense of the diversity
of structure. In lectures, we will expose you to the vital basic knowledge required
for understanding scientific principles of plant and animal biology, which is designed
as an introduction allowing you to conduct more advanced and specialised studies later.
In the laboratories, you will review these principles, and be exposed to examples
of biodiversity in all its wonder and complexity. You will learn the basic features
of animals and plants. Some student comments about this subject: "Pracs were great
and really helped to enforce lectures." "The lectures were very interesting, and related
the information in a way we could understand". "Everything was great! The lecturers
were always willing to help and answer questions, and the pracs were just wonderful."
- to differentiate principles of plant and animal biology and apply them in more advanced
and specialised studies;
- to demonstrate practical skills in botany and zoology;
- to practice observation, recording, evaluation and reporting of scientific information.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of Chemistry,
Mathematics and English to Grade 12 (Queensland) or equivalent. Students without chemistry
and mathematics must complete CH1020 and MA1020 in first year.
|BZ1003 BZ1004 AG1003 AG1004 BZ1007 BS1007
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Dr Lynne Van Herwerden
||Professor Joseph Holtum, Mrs Heather Robson, Professor Michael Kingsford, Dr Janine Sheaves, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf, Dr Lynne Van Herwerden.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 39 hours on-campus > Lectures
- 22 hours on-campus > Practicals - 11 x 2 hour practicals
- 4 hours fieldwork
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (15%); quizzes or tests (75%); eportfolio (10%).
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