Diversity of Living Organisms - BIOS3230

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Spring Term 4 15 (7.5) Frances Mansfield checkmark-circle

Overview

The aim of this module is to introduce the diversity of life, evolution and development of body form in a wide variety of organisms, including prokaryotes, animals and plants.

Details

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 38
Private study hours: 112
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Practical (25%) – max word limit 2500 words
Practical (25%) – max word limit 1500 words
Examination (50%), 2 hours

Indicative reading

Biology: A Global Approach. Campbell, N.A., Reece, J.B., Urry, L., Wasserman, S.A., Minorsky, P.V. and Jackson, R.B. Global edition. 10th edition. 2015, Pearson

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Demonstrate an appreciation of the diversity of microbial life (bacteria, fungi unicellular and simple multicellular eukaryotes).
Demonstrate an understanding of plant structural and reproductive diversity and the colonisation of the land by plants.
Demonstrate an understanding that animals are multicellular heterotrophic eukaryotes with tissues that develop from embryonic layers.
Demonstrate the ability to safely handle and conduct experiments on a range of organisms under defined laboratory conditions.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Communicate effectively using writing.
Make observations, record and interpret data.

Notes

  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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