BIO359 - Biology II

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Subject Title
Biology II

Subject Description
BIO359 is a continuation of BIO358. BIO359 provides a university level introduction to the concept of evolution and speciation, the anatomy and physiology of the main kingdoms, and the concepts of ecosystems, biodiversity and conservation. The laboratory work stresses on basic laboratory techniques, such as the histological analysis of animal tissues, as well as the biochemical testing of enzymes and of physiological responses.

Credit Status
Required course for students in Arts and Science - University Transfer Program (ASU)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the concept of evolution.
  2. Understand the basic concepts and the factors involved of population evolution and speciation.
  3. Recognize the classification and structure of plants.
  4. Relate the structure of the plants to their function.
  5. Understand the relationship between soil and plants nutrition and physiology.
  6. Understand the overall animal physiology;
  7. Understand the anatomy and physiology of different animal organs an systems;
  8. Understand the basics of Mendelian genetics and solve basic genetic problems;
  9. Understand how basic processes such as respiration, digestion and osmotic regulation take place in the human body;
  10. Understand basic animal behavior
  11. Understand the interaction between populations, their role in ecosystems and biodiversity
  12. Work safely, efficiently, accurately and independently in a laboratory setting
  13. The basic laboratory techniques that are required to pursue your chosen field in science
  14. Use observational and critical thinking skills to develop pathways to solve individual laboratory questions

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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