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Zoology

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Overview

A zoology major provides a springboard for entering careers or research in many areas of animal biology, from conservation and wildlife management to the biotech, biomedical and bioinformatics industries. Graduates will be prepared for these pathways by developing skills in appropriate zoological concepts, data collection and analysis, and critical evaluation of empirical arguments.

This major facilitates an understanding of the complexities of animal systems by integrating knowledge from the biology of cells to the behaviour of whole organisms, through a sequence of specialist subjects as well as integrated subjects from a wide range of biological disciplines. Students will gain relevant work-place training by participating first-hand in zoological research.

Intended learning outcomes

Zoology Major Graduates should demonstrate:

  • understanding of the complexities of animal systems by integrating knowledge from the biology of cells to the behaviour of whole organisms;
  • appreciation for animal diversity within a global and Australian context;
  • ability to critically evaluate empirical arguments;
  • expertise in the effective design and conduct of experiments with animals;
  • understanding of how to apply statistical methods in the analysis and interpretation of data;
  • ability to conduct research as part of a team;
  • effective written and oral communication skills in presenting the outcomes of experimental research.
Last updated: 2 January 2019