10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: A-Level Biology or Equivalent Scientific Qualification

Co-requisites: APS240, APS272

Aims/Description: Animal Diversity Practicals comprise four self-directed practical tasks (one in the laboratory, one in the Alfred Denny Museum and two in the field). Students are also required to keep a detailed zoological notebook. The module is designed to give students an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills that will allow them to assign animals to major taxa, use a biological key and identify animals in the field.

Restrictions on availability: Not available to Ecology or Plant Science Students.

Staff Contact: Dr Penny Watt
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Classroom Testing

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