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BI1012: DIVERSITY OF LIFE 1 (2019-2020)

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Course Overview

A walk through the evolutionary tree of life, examining the amazing diversity of major groups of organisms from plants through fungi to invertebrates. Learn about how each group of organisms arose, their characteristics, and how they achieved success.

Practical activities provide hands on experience of materials demonstrating the diversity of plants and invertebrates. 

You will be assessed by a combination of short online pre-lab tests to help you prepare for practicals, laboratory reports, on which you will get detailed feedback to help you develop your skills, and an exam.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr S Woodin
  • Dr Catherine Jones

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Over approximately 3.7 billion years, living organisms on the Earth have diversified and adapted to every possible environment. This course will introduce the clues used to reconstruct the evolutionary tree of life and examine the amazing diversity of life through time, focusing on major lineages of organisms from plants, through fungi to invertebrates.

Practicals will illustrate a wide range of organisms, address important biological principles and encourage the development of basic scientific skills including observation, interpretation and recording of biological material and construction of keys.

Associated Costs

DecriptionValue
Course practicals require the use of a lab coat which can be purchased locally. GBP 15.00

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Animal Behaviour

Contact Teaching Time

51 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17

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Summative Assessments

6x practical hand-ins

Exam Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students will receive regular written feedback on each practical report before the start of the next practical class. Students will have opportunity to discuss their work with staff and demonstrators during practical classes

Learning Outcomes
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No data available

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Exam Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
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No data available

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

Exam Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
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No data available

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Exam Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
NameKnowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
No data available

Re-submission of failed assessments

Exam Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
NameKnowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
No data available

Course Learning Outcomes

NameKnowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
No data available

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