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

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Vertebrate Biology and Behaviour

Undergraduate | MAQ-BIOX3510 | 2024

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Study method
Online & on-campus
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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Vertebrate Biology and Behaviour

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to

    1. Apply taxonomic nomenclature to vertebrate groups
    2. Relate anatomical and behavioural traits to the diversity of key vertebrate species
    3. Associate the major steps in vertebrate evolution to behaviour, body form and physiological function
    4. Evaluate different methods for determining evolutionary relationships
    5. Classify vertebrate behaviour to functional roles and interactions at community levels
    6. Communicate scientific information relevant to vertebrate biology in oral and in written format

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:

one of


130cp at 1000 level or above including BIOX2310 or BIOX2210

Additional requirements

  • Attendance requirements - On campus practical classes will be undertaken in blocks

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.

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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

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