Unit

School Of Science

Invertebrate BiologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300918.4

Discipline: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Uffe Nielsen


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


Equivalent Units
300334 - Invertebrate Biology, 401170 - Forensic Biology

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must have completed 120 credit points, with at least 40 credit points at level 2.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.  

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About this Unit
Invertebrates are the most diverse and abundant organisms in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Due to their key role in many ecosystems, biologist E. O. Wilson coined the phrase of invertebrates 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 highlights invertebrate diversity and life histories as well as their key ecological and economic importance. It also includes hands-on laboratory and field studies. This unit is designed for students with career pathways in science (e.g. animal, environmental, forensic and medical sciences) as well as agriculture, environmental management and education.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students must have covered footwear for practical classes and field excursions; laboratory coat and safety glasses.


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3671.1Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management)CONTINUING
3671.2Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management)CONTINUING
3675.4Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
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3677.2Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)CONTINUING
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3678.2Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)CONTINUING
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Specialisations

KP3027.1General ProgramCONTINUING
KT3128.1Biological ScienceCONTINUING
KT3134.1ZoologyCONTINUING
KT3148.1Environmental ScienceCONTINUING
M3046.1Aquatic BiologyCONTINUING
M3049.1Conservation BiologyCONTINUING
M3052.1General BiologyCONTINUING
M3056.1ZoologyCONTINUING
M3080.1General BiologyCONTINUING
M3082.1ZoologyCONTINUING
M3084.1Environmental ConsultingCONTINUING
M4011.1Environmental ConsultingCONTINUING
SM3045.1ZoologyCONTINUING
SM3063.1ZoologyCONTINUING




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