Last modified: 05 Aug 2020 13:20
• A walk through the evolutionary tree of life, examining the amazing diversity of advanced invertebrates and vertebrates.
• Learn about how each group of organisms arose, their characteristics, and how they achieved success. For example what are the key evolutionary steps enabling life away from the water? How do birds fly?
• Practical activities provide hands on experience of materials demonstrating the features of invertebrates, amphibians, fish, birds and mammals.
• You will be assessed by a combination of laboratory reports, on which you will get detailed feedback to help you develop your skills, and an exam .
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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 advanced invertebrates to vertebrates.
Practicals will illustrate a wide range of organisms, address important biological principles and encourage the development of basic scientific skills including dissection, observation, interpretation and recording of biological material and construction of keys.
|Course practicals require the use of a lab coat which can be purchased locally.||GBP 15.00|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
(i) Lab reports (4 x 10)
(ii) 4 Online tests (2x15% + 10% + 20%)
Resit (for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21):
Resit online test
Resit (for students who tookl the Academic Year 2019/20 and C8 students):
Dry versions of practicals
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|