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BIOL127 Foundations of Biology

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This unit builds on the Foundations of Biology unit and expands student's breadth in biology as it explores the diversity in taxonomy and in form and function across the animal kingdom. The increase in complexity of structural plan and relationship between structure and function from protists to mammals form an overarching theme. Comparative physiology of selected body systems and behavioural considerations will expose students to the unique adaptations of animals to survive and reproduce in freshwater, marine and terrestrial habitats. The aim of this unit is to further develop understanding of the diversity of animal life and the relationship between evolutionary processes and animal form and function.

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