ZOOL30020 Arthropoda

Academic Year 2021/2022

This third level course deals with diversity, classification, biology, functional morphology, life cycles and strategies for survival of the phylum Arthropoda, the largest and most successful animal group. Complimentary practical material reinforces theory concepts and exposes students to the taxonomic value of voucher material through instruction on collection and curation techniques. Presentation of a collection of mounted/pinned specimens is a component of the practical assessment.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
- discuss the global importance of the Arthropoda in terms of their species richness and numerical dominance
- describe the main taxonomic features unique to the phylum
- identify and differentiate the main taxonomic groupings within the phylum
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the biology, evolution and economic importance of the Arthropoda
- collect, curate and present representative arthropod specimens to museum standard

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

22

Practical

16

Specified Learning Activities

15

Autonomous Student Learning

72

Total

125

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures
Practical classes
Field work
Field collections
Reports
Preparation of specimens to museum standards
 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Practical Examination: Weekly practical test Varies over the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

30

Examination: Theory exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

60

Assignment: Collection - end semester Week 12 n/a Graded No

10


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

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 Tues 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Practical Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Thurs 10:00 - 11:50
Practical Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Thurs 10:00 - 11:50
Practical Offering 3 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Thurs 10:00 - 11:50
Practical Offering 4 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31 Thurs 10:00 - 11:50
Spring