Animal Structure and Function

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Animal Structure and Function

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Animal Science, Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    12 credit points including BIOL114 and 3 credit points in BIOL units at 100 level

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit explores the biological diversity in form and function across the major groups of animals. Relationships between structure and function are emphasised using a comparative approach to understand how different animal groups carry out similar life processes. This unit also discusses how structural characteristics and their corresponding function have adapted to specific environments, with particular focus on adaptations that enabled life on land for various taxa. During the practical component of this unit you will gain an intimate appreciation of the diversity in animal morphology, physiology, behaviour and function. This unit is suitable for students interested in whole animal biology or science education, or for students interested in further research or research careers in biological or biomedical fields.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.