Syllabus for Diversity and Identification of Marine Invertebrates
Marina evertebrater - diversitet och bestämningsmetodik
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 5 credits
- Course code: 1BG394
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2012-03-08
- Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Revised: 2012-04-26
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2013
150 credits including (1) 60 credits in biology and 30 credits in chemistry or 30 credits in earth science, or (2) 90 credits in biology, in both cases including Fundamental and Molecular Systematics, 15 credits, or Evolutionary Patterns, 15 credits.
- Responsible department: Biology Education Centre
The course intends to give the student tools for identification of marine invertebrates and inventories of marine environments.
After completing the course, the student should be able to
- identify and name common marine invertebrates
- account for the distinctive characters of the larger groups within the Metazoa and classify marine invertebrates to larger group
- choose and use literature and other resources to identify marine invertebrates
- choose appropriate collection techniques, carry out and present marine inventories as a report
The course includes studies of marine invertebrates and biotopes with a focus on systematic diversity. The emphasis lies on skills in identification work. Marine invertebrates; the phyla within the Metazoa, their building, characters used for identification, terminology. Literature and resources for identification of marine invertebrates;
faunistic publications, checklists, primary literature, databases and other resources on the Internet, reference collections and museums. Molecular methods; DNA bar-coding, application and limitations. Marine environments; different marine biotopes and their characteristic organisms, tools for sampling in different biotopes.
The teaching is given in the form of e-teaching, practical exercises, laboratory sessions, computer exercises, literature assignments and field studies. The practical parts and the field studies are carried out at a marine field station.
Parts of the course: Theory 2 credits; Practice 3 credits
The theory part is examined through written examination. The practical training has compulsory attendance with oral and written presentations and is examined through tests.
Applies from: Spring 2013
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