Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Department: School of Biological Sciences

Subject Information
Subject Code BIOL105
Subject Name Functional Biology of Animals and Plants
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites Nil
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Nil
Equivalence Nil
Assessment E-learning exercises 15%; Two Scientific Drawings 5%; Scientific Figure 5%; Practical Quizzes (x2) 10%; Mid-session Quiz 10%; Final Practical Examination 20%; Final Theory Examination 35%.
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students enrol in Tutorials online via the Tutorial Enrolment link in SOLS.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2hrs Lectures, 3hrs Practicals
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Johanna Turnbull
Melinda Waterman
Phillip Byrne
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Description
Students will investigate the form and function of living things with a comparative approach that recognises evolutionary origins and how this affects the way they overcome challenges to their day-to-day existence. Body plans of plants and animals. How plants and animals obtain the energy and nutrients they need for growth. Reproduction in plants and animals. Sensory systems in plants and animals. Parasitic plants & animals. How do plants and animals interact and respond to their environment? Animal behaviour. Please note that this subject involves animal dissections. While direct participation is not mandatory, all students will be examined on the material.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. appreciate the scientific approach used to investigate the nature and function of living systems;
2. understand aspects of how organisms function;
3. appreciate some aspects of the regulation and integration of living systems;
4. dissect certain animals and plants, evaluate their structure and represent these in scientific diagrams;
5. analyse results and present data clearly and appropriately, including the use of basic statistics;
6. perform a range of laboratory activities with proper concern for OH&S issues and with appropriate regard for animal ethics.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Dr Ben Gooden Phone 02-4221-4310, Room 35.107 NOTE: The use of animals, animal tissues or animal-derived products (such as sera) is inherent and unavoidable, in order to achieve specific learning objectives. Students with conscientious objections to that use should not enrol in this subject.

Textbook Information
Reece, J.B, et al. (2015) Campbell Biology: Australian Version. 10th Edition. Pearson, Australia. AND Jones, A., Reed, R. and Weyers, J. (2012). ‘Practical Skills in Biology.’ 5th edition. (Longman Scientific and Technical, Essex, UK.)
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