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Undergraduate | RMI-SCB130 | 2023

Animal Structure and Function

Get to know the structure and function of animals with a focus on mammals and people. Chart the reproduction cycle of major vertebrate groups. Compare anatomy of mammals with other animals from excretion to endocrine systems. Learn to examine tissue. 

Study method
Online & on-campus
Subject may require attendance
Start dates
27 Feb 2023
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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Animal Structure and Function

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    • use standard histological methods to prepare tissue sections for microscopic examination;
    • explain the structure and function of the major organ systems in mammals (nerve, kidney, circulation functions, etc);
    • identify many animal specimens to phylum, order or lower levels of classification;
    • understand much of the terminology used to describe animal structure in widely divergent animal groups;
    • dissect, examine and remove organs in a wide variety of animal organisms;
    • identify organs and determine function of organs in a wide variety of animal organisms.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

Additional requirements

  • Attendance requirements - Mandatory lab practical's are scheduled to run for this subject at the RMIT City Campus (Melbourne, Australia) for THREE days to be advised.

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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