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BZ5745 - Tropical Entomology

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

Available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, Masters of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma of Science, Graduate Certificate of Science, Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice, Master of Science, Master of Development Practice and Bachelor of Science (Advanced).

This subject covers the phylogeny, classification and functional morphology of terrestrial arthropods, especially insects. Methodological skills needed in the evaluation of insect biodiversity will be taught. Students will be expected to develop an area of particular interest to them via a project and a major literature review. Attendance at BZ3745 lectures is required.

Learning Outcomes

  • appreciate the diversity of terrestrial arthropods;
  • correctly identify and curate terrestrial arthropods;
  • know the variety of techniques used to collect terrestrial arthropods;
  • understand the evolutionary relationships between the major groups of terrestrial arthropods.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to encompass and use methods and conceptual advances in areas of knowledge cognate to their central area(s) of expertise.
Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study. They should have an excellent level of understanding of zoological processes and taxonomy and data analysis and experimental design (BZ5001 or equivalent).
BZ3745 ZL3501 ZL5501


Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Jamie Seymour
Lecturers: Empro Rhondda Jones, Professor Jamie Seymour.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 23 hours practicals
  • 16 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (35%); other exams (20%); assignments (15%); research project (15%); literature review (15%).

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.