Introduction to Biology II

Course code BIOL1050Units 10Level 1000Faculty 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

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentTopics 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.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionThis course is not count with BIOL1020, BIOL1120, BIOL1001,BIOL1002 or BIOL1003.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNo 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 DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: Formal
Laboratory Exercises
Quiz - Class
Reports
Contact HoursTutorial: 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
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory safety induction.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for BIOL1050