Introduction to Biology II

Course code BIOL1050
Not available in 2017


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.


Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2014.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the 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.


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.

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.

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises

Quiz: Quiz - Class

Report: Reports

In Term Test: Midterm Exam

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course students must complete a compulsory safety induction.

Contact Hours