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  • Animal Structure and FunctionZOOL20005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    Animals show remarkable diversity in form and function. In this subject you will explore how form and function are related, starting with simple animals like corals and working up to apes and humans. We ask: How are these animals related by evolution? What do they do, and how do they do this? The...

  • Zoology Research ProjectZOOL90009

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject provides students with the opportunity to design and conduct, under supervision, independent research. Students will also develop skills in critically evaluating new knowledge within a scientific paradigm. Specific research projects will depend upon the availability of appropriate ex...

  • Animal BehaviourZOOL30006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    This subject explores how natural and sexual selection have shaped the intriguing and often bizarre behaviours of animals. Topics include resource competition, predator avoidance, communication, mate choice, parental care, cooperation, sexual conflict, and the role of genes, hormones and learning...

  • Zoology Research ProjectZOOL90006

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject provides students with the opportunity to design and conduct, under supervision, independent research. Students will also develop skills in critically evaluating new knowledge within a scientific paradigm. Specific research projects will depend upon the availability of appropriate ex...

  • Experimental Animal BehaviourZOOL30007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    In this subject you will conduct group-based, hands-on, original research into animal behaviour. Over the semester you will be immersed in the entire process of scientific research - from hypothesis development and experimental design, through to data collection and statistical analysis. You will...

  • Australian Wildlife BiologyZOOL20004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    This subject will introduce students to the biology of Australia's vertebrate fauna with an emphasis on ecology and behaviour of frogs, reptiles, birds and mammals. There will be particular focus on the adaptations of the fauna to the unique and uncertain nature of the Australian terrestrial envi...

  • Production Animal PhysiologyDASC30018

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    Efficient production relies on keeping animals in their optimal physiological state. The aim of this subject is to provide in depth knowledge of animal physiology as it pertains to the production of food and fibre. Furthermore this subject will cover industry scenarios that compromise efficient p...

  • Animal Sci & Mgt Research Project Part 1DASC40004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    This honours research project in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences aims to develop a student's ability to design and undertake a substantial body of work, to find solutions to a particular problem, and to report on this in written and verbal form. Project definition is completed...

  • Field Biology of Australian WildlifeZOOL30009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018Quotas apply

    This field work subject provides an overall perspective on the biology of Australian terrestrial animals, including both vertebrates and invertebrates. A key aim is for students to gain experience in designing and conducting a research project on wild animal populations and then preparing a journ...

  • Evolution and the Human ConditionZOOL30004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    How human are humans? Is Darwin’s extraordinary idea relevant for our species? This subject examines the role of evolution in shaping human biology, by examining our past origins, our current behavior and life-histories, and our future relationships with other organisms. Topics include the evolut...

  • Experimental Marine BiologyZOOL30008

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2018Quotas apply

    This subject explores the techniques and methods of undertaking marine biological research, including experimental and sampling design, data collection, statistical analysis of data, presentation of the research results and peer review. Students will participate in a group project, in which they ...

  • Animals in Society 1: IntroductionDASC10002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    This course is designed to encourage students to begin to think about how and why animals are so integral to human society. Utilising case studies of current hot topics in animal welfare, we examine human-animal relationships; how they originated, the process of domestication, changing attitudes ...

  • Animals and Society 2: Humans & AnimalsDASC20014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject is designed to encourage students to continue to think about how and why animals are so integral to human society. Utilising case studies of current hot topics in animal welfare we examine human-animal relationships and emphasize the complex roles and responsibilities, and ethical re...

  • Animal Systems AnalysisDASC30013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    Effective management of animal systems requires an appreciation of the context in which that management is carried out. This context may be predominantly social, environmental or commercial or combinations thereof.  The application of scientific knowledge in conjunction with an appreciation of co...

  • Zoology Research ProjectZOOL90010

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject provides students with the opportunity to design and conduct, under supervision, independent research. Students will also develop skills in critically evaluating new knowledge within a scientific paradigm. Specific research projects will depend upon the availability of appropriate ex...

  • Zoology Research ProjectZOOL90011

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject provides students with the opportunity to design and conduct, under supervision, independent research. Students will also develop skills in critically evaluating new knowledge within a scientific paradigm. Specific research projects will depend upon the availability of appropriate ex...

  • Graduate Seminar in Ecology & EvolutionZOOL90007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2018

    This subject provides advanced critical appraisal of contemporary and controversial issues in population biology, including terrestrial and marine population ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavioural ecology. Each week, students will provide a seminar of a particular issue (reflecting a fund...

  • Comparative Animal PhysiologyZOOL20006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018Quotas apply

    This lecture and laboratory based subject aims to give students a solid foundation in basic physiological processes in animals, with a focus on the different ways in which animals adapt to their environments. Particular emphasis will be placed on marine and desert animals, and the integrative mec...

  • Animal Sci & Mgt Research Project Part 2DASC40005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    refer to DASC40005 Animal Science & Mgt Research Project Part 3

  • Animal SystemsDASC10003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2018

    This subject provides students with a sound knowledge base for decision making in relation to the management of health, nutrition and breeding programs of animals. Students will be introduced to integrated animal systems and the inter-relation of nutrition, health, genotype and environment, gener...