Australian Fauna

Subject 207-211 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours lectures and 24 hours practicals including a 2 day field trip
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 202-103 Biology for Land and Food Resources
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview:

This subject should provide students with an understanding of the identification, biology and ecology of Australian vertebrate and invertebrate fauna.

The content includes:

  • origins and diversity of Australian vertebrates and invertebrates, nomenclature and taxonomy of the Australian fauna;

  • biology and ecology of the major invertebrate and vertebrate groups; and

  • identification of insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals.

Assessment: A 2-hour examination (40%), a practical examination (30%), and a 3000-word assignment (30%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Natural Resource Management
Bachelor of Natural Resource Management

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