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BZ1006 - Diversity of Life

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)

Subject provides an introduction to the genesis and evolution of life forms across earth's history with an emphasis on the diversity of plants and animals. Investigation of the chemical and cellular basis of life that influences the form, function and behaviour of different life forms. Examination of major groups of plants and animals including aspects of their structure, classification, reproduction and evolution.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn practical techniques for studying plants and animals;
  • Understand how plants and animals cope with various environmental conditions;
  • Understand the diversity and organisation of the animal and plant kingdom.
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of Chemistry, Mathematics and English to Grade 12 (Queensland) or equivalent.
BZ1004 BZ1003 BZ1007


Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Tasmin Rymer
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Ms Jenni Paul, Dr Tasmin Rymer.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 33 hours practicals
Assessment: assignments (50%); centrally-administered final exam (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.