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ZOOL223 Animal Physiology

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A comparative view of development, reproduction, metamorphosis, brains and sensory systems in different animal groups.

Paper title Animal Physiology
Paper code ZOOL223
Subject Zoology
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,004.75

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CELS 191 and (BIOL 112 or (HUBS 191 or HUBS 192 with at least a B pass))
Schedule C
Teaching staff
Convenor: Associate Professor Mark Lokman
Professor Alison Cree
Dr Paul Szyszka
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Sheena Townsend
Teaching Arrangements
Instruction is delivered via a combination of lectures, labs, a group research project and assigned readings.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Appropriate resources are provided via Blackboard or in class.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • By the end of this paper, students will have gained a general knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of reproduction and development across a range of animal groups.
  • Students will be able to work individually to source scientific knowledge and to communicate ideas effectively in written form.
  • In addition, they will have demonstrated an ability to work as a member of a team to design and run simple experiments and have gained experience in the use of statistical analysis to support their findings.
  • Finally, students will be introduced to some of the social, ethical and cultural issues surrounding animal physiology and will be encouraged to formulate their own opinions on some of these issues.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A2 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40