10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: ACE0354

Aims/Description: This unit introduces the student to a variety of essential facts, principles and concepts from Animal and Plant Biology and Ecology, focusing on the following topics: 1. Biodiversity and evolutionary relationships between living organisms. 2. Diversity, structure and function of plants (e.g. photosynthesis, nutrition, adaptation). 3. Diversity, structure and function of animals (e.g. endo-therms & ecto-therms, circulation, nutrition, adaptation). 4. Evolution and ecology (e.g. interactions, natural selection, extinction, conservation). The unit, in combination with Biology A provides students with the introductory subject knowledge and skills necessary for successful completion of an undergraduate degree programme in the area of the Environmental or Animal and Plant Sciences

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students on DLL FY programmes

Staff Contact: Julie Cook
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Lab work

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