Unit

School Of Science

Invertebrate ZoologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301256.1

Discipline: ZOOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Kate Umbers


Assumed Knowledge
A basic understanding of core concepts of biology and/or zoology is desirable.


Equivalent Units
401170 Forensic Biology 300979 Principles of Zoology

Incompatible Units
300918 Invertebrate Biology

Prerequisite
300802 Biodiversity

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  Kate Umbers  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
More than 99% of animals are invertebrates and due to their key role in all ecosystems, renowned biologist E. O. Wilson famously described them as the ‘little things that run the world’. Besides their ecological importance, many invertebrates are useful to humans, whereas others are harmful to agriculture, human and veterinary health. This unit introduces invertebrate diversity in the context of their ecological and economic importance. It also develops skills necessary to classify and distinguish between the major invertebrate taxa. This unit includes fundamental hands-on laboratory and field studies skills for students with broad career pathways in science (e.g. animal, environmental, forensic and medical sciences) as well as agriculture, environmental management, and education.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Students who opt to enrol in this unit are strongly recommended to obtain a Tetanus vaccination/booster. Students who cannot evidence vaccination may be precluded from activities on the Farm, and/or internships with third parties.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Outdoor attire / Lab coats, enclosed footwear for indoor labs


Courses
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3757.1Bachelor of Advanced ScienceCURRENT
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3764.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCURRENT
4748.3Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
6043.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

MT3014.1ZoologyCURRENT




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