Unit

School Of Science

Vertebrate ZoologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301257.1

Discipline: ZOOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Christopher Turbill


Incompatible Units
300861 Vertebrate Biodiversity

Prerequisite
300802 Biodiversity

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  Christopher Turbill  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
This unit examines the functional ecology and diversity of vertebrate animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals). It combines anatomy, physiology, ecology and behaviour, to explain how vertebrates survive and reproduce in relation to their environment. We will uncover the evolutionary relationships among vertebrate groups, and examine their adaptations to different environmental challenges. The unit also explores patterns in vertebrate diversity, with a focus on Australian ecosystems. Students further develop their knowledge of the scientific method to conduct their own project to investigate how environmental factors influence vertebrate animal abundance and diversity. Students may be required to travel to another campus to undertake this unit.

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
A laboratory coat, glasses and fully enclosed shoes are required for practical sessions in the laboratory. Field-based practical work requires appropriate clothing and enclosed shoes. Students require use of a computer with access to the Internet and software allowing word processing, data processing and statistical analysis and graphical representation.


Courses
2743.11Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
3754.1Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT
3756.1Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)CURRENT
3757.1Bachelor of Advanced ScienceCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
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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