This subject requires on campus attendance. Refer to Additional Requirements for more information.

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Undergraduate | MAQ-BIOX2310 | 2024

Diversity of Life

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
Online & on-campus
Subject may require attendance
Start dates
22 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
18 weeks

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Diversity of Life

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to

    1. Interpret phylogenetic trees and describe evolutionary relationships amongst groups of organisms
    2. Give examples of individual organisms that belong to the major animal and plant groups
    3. Identify the key anatomical traits used to define major groups
    4. Explain how key anatomical traits are linked to the success of different organisms in solving problems posed by diverse environments
    5. Critically evaluate the primary scientific literature

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-BSC-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Science

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


50cp at 1000 level or above including (BIOX1310 )
NCCW (pre-2020) BIOL228, BIOL208, BIOL210, BIOL605
from 2020 NCCW BIOL1310

Additional requirements

  • Attendance requirements - Nine three hour practicals

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Science