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BI 1005

Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Baird & Dr J McDonald

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Organismal biology explores the challenges of being alive. The course content comprises modules pertaining to the comparative study of life functions (reproduction, growth and development, nutrition, gas exchange, circulation, excretion, movement and communication) in a diverse range of plants, animals and microbes. The emphasis is on describing the similarities and differences amongst plants, animals and microbes pertaining to the integration and regulation of life functions that allow survival of individuals and species in a range of environments.

Twelve-week course in first half-session. 3 one-hour lectures per week and 1 three-hour laboratory practical every second week (but only five practicals in total). Total contact hours: 36 lectures and five practicals; in total, 51 hours.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour MCQ exam (60%) and in-course assessment (40%).

To pass this course, a pass must be achieved both the theory exam and the in-course assessment.

Resit: 1 two-hour MCQ exam in the same format as the main exam.