BIOL10010 Animal Biology and Evolution

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module will cover the diversity of animal life from sponges to humans. We will discuss the role animals play in ecosystems, as parasites, and as agents of disease. Then we will describe how this animal diversity arose by detailing evolution by natural selection including the evidence for evolution in the fossil record. Finally, we will look inside these same organisms and identify some of the key physiological processes in animals. The lectures will be supported by a series of lab practicals where you will gain experience in microscopy, anatomy and dissection.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Distinguish between and explain the diversity within the major groups of animals.
2. Outline the importance of these groups to agriculture.
3. Describe the basic physiological processes in animals.
4. Outline the key concepts in evolution and explain the principles of natural and artificial selection.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

24

Practical

15

Autonomous Student Learning

86

Total

125

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures; lab work 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
BIOL10120 - Cell Biology & Genetics (NUin), BIOL10140 - Life on Earth

Equivalents:
Animal Biology & Evol (BAgrSc) (BIOL1901)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Laboratory Report Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

25

Multiple Choice Questionnaire: 5 Options per question 1 hour End of Trimester Exam n/a Graded No

50

Multiple Choice Questionnaire (Short): 5 Options per question Unspecified n/a Graded No

25


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Campbell Biology, 12th Edition - Urry, Cain, Wasserman, Minorsky & Orr
Integrated Principles of Zoology 18th Edition - Hickman, C. et al.
Name Role
Dr Graham Hughes Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Gavin Stewart Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Ciara Brierley Tutor
Mr Rory Burke Tutor
Mr Samuel Carthy Tutor
Ms Joanne Cosgrave Tutor
Mr Edward Cox Tutor
Thomas Donahue Tutor
Ms Holly English Tutor
Ms Laura Griffin Tutor
Sanni Hintikka Tutor
Mr Zixia Huang Tutor
Mr Kilian Murphy Tutor
Sofia Parisi Tutor
Rupin Shaha Tutor
Mr Andrew Tighe Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Mon 11:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Thurs 11:00 - 11:50
Laboratory Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 3 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 4 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 5 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 6 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 7 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 8 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 9 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 10 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 11 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 12 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 13 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 14 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 15 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Mon 15:00 - 17:50
Laboratory Offering 16 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 17 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 18 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 20 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 21 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 22 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 23 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 24 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 25 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 26 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 27 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Laboratory Offering 28 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 Tues 12:00 - 14:50
Spring