Invertebrates: Evolution, Behaviour and Diversity

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Invertebrates: Evolution, Behaviour and Diversity

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    39 credit points including BIOL208

  • 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 fascinating world of invertebrate animals. The unit starts by briefly outlining the features of the major groups of invertebrate animals (excluding unicellular organisms). Once this is established, we move away from a taxonomic focus to discuss major topics including: mating systems, communication, host-parasite relationships, predator-prey interactions, biological control, climate change, and conservation. These major topics draw on examples from research papers on various groups of invertebrates. This unit is suitable for students who are interested in whole animal biology or biological education, or for students who are interested in further research.

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.