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BZ1004 - The Diversity of Animal Life

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

Introduction to the diversity of animal life, investigating invertebrate and vertebrate animals by comparing their form, function and behaviour. Examination of the animals that use specific local habitats such as rainforest, tropical savanna, freshwater streams and marine environments.

Learning Outcomes

  • learn practical techniques for studying animals;
  • understand how animals cope with various environmental conditions;
  • understand the diversity and organisation of the animal kingdom.

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. Students without chemistry and mathematics must complete CH1020 and MA1020 in first year.
AG1004 BZ1003 BZ1007 ZL1001


Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Andrew Krockenberger
Lecturers: Dr Brad Congdon, Professor Andrew Krockenberger, Professor Jamie Seymour.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 33 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); practical assessment; (50%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); practical assessment; (50%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Janine Sheaves, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 33 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); quizzes or tests (20%); report (10%).

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.