Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
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.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/lsc-10081/lists
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.
Intended Learning Outcomes
identify the key evolutionary steps that have led to the diversity of extant animals and range of taxonomic groups: 1,2,6describe the mechanisms of transport in a range of animal groups: 2compare the different forms of digestion in a range of animals: 3,5compare different nervous systems in a range of animals and describe how these are utilised both as special senses and for communication: 1,2,4describe methods of reproduction in different groups of animals: 5communicate scientific theories via a biological concept: 1,2,4,6
Active learning hours:Tutorials: 11 hoursPracticals/lab work: 11 hours45 hours active learning sessions and engagement with directed tasksOnline Workbooks: 15 hoursPreparation for labs/practicals: 12 hoursGroup presentation preparation: 10 hoursIndependent Study: 196 hours
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.
1: Computer Task weighted 16%
Description of Module Assessment
Assessed Workbook - Locust dissectionThere 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 dissectionThis online workbook will be based on the hydra dissection practical.
3: Computer Task weighted 16%
Assessed Workbook - owl pellet dissectionThis online workbook will be based on the owl pellet dissection practical.
4: Computer Task weighted 16%
Assessed Workbook - insect choice chambersThis online workbook will be based on the insect choice chambers practical.5: Computer Task weighted 16%
Assessed Workbook - fish dissectionThis online workbook will be based on the locust dissection practical.6: Presentation weighted 20%
Peer-assessed group poster or presentationYou 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%