|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
Available to Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, Graduate Diploma of Science, Graduate Certificate of Science, Master of Applied Science, Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice, Master of Science and Master of Development Practice.
This subject provides an advanced treatment of the major phyla of marine and terrestrial invertebrates. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution and physical diversity of the phyla and their main biological and life-history features. Topics include phylogenetic relationships among the metazoans; biodiversity represented by invertebtrates; patterns of evolution within the major phyla; reasons for the success of the major phyla. Students will be required to attend lectures and practicals in MB2080.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (eg biology or environmental science) or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study. A good background in biology is essential, particularly invertebrate zoology. A basic understanding of chemistry is recommended.|
|MB2080 ZL2005 ZL5005|
|Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2|
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019|
|Coordinator:||Assoc. Professor David Bourne|
|Lecturers:||Assoc. Professor David Bourne, Dr Waldo Nuez-Ortin, Dr Janine Sheaves, Dr Orpha Bellwood, Dr Lynne Van Herwerden.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (40%); quizzes or tests (18%); (42%).|
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.