LSC-10081 - Animal Biology
Coordinator: Eleanor Grace Harrison Room: 174
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
School Office: 01782 734414

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

NA

Barred Combinations

NA

Description for 2022/23

This module will give you an insight into the wonderful world of animals. It is designed to give you the fundamental knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology so that it will allow you to explore the diversity of animals in the world in which we live. You will consider the differences in the main body systems between the different taxonomic groups and investigate the weird and wonderful examples of both vertebrate and invertebrate life through lectures, lab work and practical work.

Aims
The module will introduce key differences in the anatomy and physiology of a range of animal body systems and will be supported by specific examples.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/lsc-10081/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

identify the key evolutionary steps that have led to the diversity of extant animals and range of taxonomic groups: 5,6
describe the mechanisms of transport in a range of animal groups: 1,2,5,6
compare the different forms of digestion in a range of animals: 1,2,3,5,6
compare different nervous systems in a range of animals and describe how these are utilised both as special senses and for communication: 1,2,4,6
describe methods of reproduction in different groups of animals: 1,2,5,6
communicate scientific theories via a biological concept: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Study hours

Tutorials: 11 hours
Practicals/lab work: 8 hours
10x 4 hours engagement with asynchronous topics (40 hours).
Online Workbooks: 15 hours
Preparation for labs/practicals: 12 hours
Group presentation preparation: 10 hours
Independent Study: 204 hours

School Rules

This module is compulsory for single hons Biology students but would only be open to BSc Natural Science Level 4 as an elective module therefore would have a co-requisite of students only being able to select it as an elective if NAT-10001 is also being taken.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Computer Task weighted 16%
Assessed Workbook - Locust dissection
There are 6 online workbooks on the module, the first workbook will be formative allowing you to have a practice at this assessment and get some feedback. The remaining 5 online workbooks will summative. Each will carry equal weighting. This first summative online workbook will be based on the locust dissection practical.

2: Computer Task weighted 16%
Assessed Workbook - Hydra dissection
This online workbook will be based on the hydra dissection practical.

3: Computer Task weighted 16%
Assessed Workbook - owl pellet dissection
This online workbook will be based on the owl pellet dissection practical.

4: Computer Task weighted 16%
Assessed Workbook - insect choice chambers
This online workbook will be based on the insect choice chambers practical.

5: Computer Task weighted 16%
Assessed Workbook - fish dissection
This online workbook will be based on the locust dissection practical.

6: Presentation weighted 20%
Peer-assessed group poster or presentation
You will produce a group presentation using either a poster or powerpoint based on the anatomical and physiological adaptations of your allocated taxa. It will be approximately 10 minutes in length. This will be completed in small groups of 3 to 4 students and will both be peer-assessed and assessed by the tutor. All groups will be given a tutor mark and a mark by the rest of the group based on your contribution. The tutor mark will contribute 80% and the peer-mark 20%