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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 exercises based on practicals, on which you will get feedback to help you develop your skills, and online tests, each based on a particular section of the course, which will be spread throughout the course.
|Session||First 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 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.
|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.
5 practicals (5x8%) (40% in total)
4 online tests (3x12% and 1x24%) (60% in total)
Students will repeat whichever elements of the assessment were failed or not completed at first sitting; the marks for elements already passed will be carried forwards.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|