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Organismal Biology 1

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIO101
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
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Objectives and Content

 Goals for the course is to provide an overview of the origin, systematics and evolution of living organisms on earth.

The student will be presented for general morphological traits in central phyla through lectures and lab courses. Classical dissection and microscopy techniques will be used to demonstrate the morphological structures and biosystematiske details of selected plants and animals. Microbial detection methods will be used to characterize and identify selected prokaryotes.

The course includes extensive laboratory courses.

For students to continue with the subject BIO102 will be required to attend field courses belonging to BIO102 at the end of the spring semester.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course, students should:

  • have a basic understanding of how organisms have evolved over time through Earth's history.
  • be able to reconstruct how simple life forms have evolved into more complex and multicellular forms.
  • possess an overview of the section of the main groups in the tree of life (domains, ranges and phyla).
  • have basic knowledge about the morphology and characteristics of the key taxa.
  • apply this knowledge to understand the individual biosystematic location, evolutionary path and kinship of the key taxa.
  • have knowledge about basic identification tools used to identify and classify central organism groups.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

  BIO100 (BIO110)

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

 

Forms of Assessment

 Written exam

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Reading List

 

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Date
    06.10.2017, 09:00
    Duration
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    22.09.2017
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam
    Location