Vertebrate Zoology

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Vertebrate Zoology

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Zoology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Australia has a high diversity of vertebrate species (e.g. platypus, tree frogs, parrots, snakes). This course examines the evolution, diversity and natural history of these animals with a special emphasis on how they cope with Australia?s environment. It covers the evolutionary origins and relationships between the major Vertebrate groups and explores their diversity of form, function and behavior. There is a detailed investigation of birds and mammals, particularly their ecology, life history and emerging conservation issues. Practical work involves examining living and preserved specimens (including dissections) and several field trips around Sydney studying vertebrates in the wild.

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.


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