Introduction to Biology II
|Course code BIOL1050||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences|
Introduces the five kingdoms, animal, plant, fungi, protista and monera as well as general information on animal and plant biology and general processes,providing the necessary background for the life sciences. These topics especially form the core. For further studies in Marine Science, Sustainable Resource Management or General Biological Sciences.
This course is not count with BIOL1020, BIOL1120, BIOL1001,BIOL1002 or BIOL1003.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory component in the course outline provided by the school.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:|
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the diversity of animal and plant form and function
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between structure and function in plants and animals
3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of body organ systems, their interrelationships and homeostatic mechanisms
4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the major animal phyla
5. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of microorganisms in the environment and their role in disease.
6. Apply biological techniques to the analysis and description of life forms and their microstructure.
7. Use aseptic techniques for investigating growth of micro-organisms.
8. Conduct, interpret and report biological experiments.
|Content||Topics will include (but not be limited to):|
- Introduction to the Animal Kingdom, as well as the biology and general processes.
- Identification of the major animal groups will be undertaken;
- Introduction to the Plant Kingdom, as well as the biology and general processes.
- Plant identification in regards to major coastal habitats will be undertaken.
- Will examine the three other kingdoms of life, Fungi, Protista and Monera.
- General information for each kingdom will be discussed
- General identification of members for each kingdom will be carried out.
|Transition||This course is not count with BIOL1020, BIOL1120, BIOL1001,BIOL1002 or BIOL1003.|
|Assumed Knowledge||No specific prior knowledge is assumed. However, to facilitate success in the course, it is desirable to have completed prior learning in some science course(s) in senior secondary school (or equivalent alternate study, such as Open Foundation). The completion of HSC Biology (or equivalent), BIOL1040 or BIOL1010 is considered highly desirable but not essential.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for BIOL1050|