Biological Sciences (2018)
Biological Sciences incorporates the major traditional biological disciplines of Botany, Microbiology and Zoology with the interdisciplinary subjects of Biochemistry, Physiology, Genetics, Ecology and Behaviour.
Note: From 2018 the Biological Sciences major/subject will be replaced with the two majors/subjects, Ecology & Biodiversity and Molecular & Cellular Biology at the Hamilton campus. It will still be available as a major for the BSc in Tauranga by first enrolling with Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. This means there will be no new enrolments in the Biological Sciences major/subject (outside of existing guaranteed credit arrangements), Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma from 2018. You will need to check Ecology & Biodiversity and Molecular & Cellular Biology for the papers offered in what was Biological Sciences. Students enrolled in 2017 or prior should consult the Faculty of Science and Engineering for programme advice.
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Prescriptions for the MPhil
The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
Prescriptions for the PhD
The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location BIOEB203 Animal Structure and Function 18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga) This paper is an integrated theoretical and experimental study of the principles of animal structure and function. Comparative aspects will be emphasised in how animals adapt to their environment. Topics covered include homeostasis, the function of major organ systems, ecophysiology, musculoskeletal design and locomotion. An introd...
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location BIOL310 Advanced Genetics 18A (Hamilton) A study of advanced microbial and eukaryotic genetics, DNA topology, nucleotide sequencing, regulation of gene expression, uses of recombinant DNA technology, and population genetics. BIOL312 Applied Terrestrial Ecology 18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga) A course that explores ecological principles, ecosystem dynamics and functioning, restoration, conservation genetics, conservation ecology, forest ecosystems, pest control and protection of native species. BIOL313 Applied Freshwater Ecology 18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga) An introduction to the ecology of lakes and rivers. Topics covered include the structure and function of major freshwater communities, fish and fisheries, human impacts and the management of inland waters. BIOL314 Marine Biology and Monitoring 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga) An introduction to the structure and function of marine ecosystems. This paper also covers human impacts on marine environments, including fisheries, as well as the design of ecological surveys and experiments. Field trip and practical classes are integral to the course. BIOL324 Aquaculture Reproduction and Early Life Stages 18B (Tauranga) Students will study the under-lying reproductive physiology and developmental biology of early life cycle strategies used by aquatic animal species. This knowledge will be examined for its use in the husbandry, breeding and production of species in aquaculture. BIOL325 Plant Function 18A (Hamilton) An introduction to the discipline of plant physiological ecology and the interactions of plants with their environment. Includes an emphasis on practical techniques for measuring plant microclimate, photosynthesis and water use. BIOL333 Advanced Animal Behaviour 18B (Hamilton) This paper examines the development, causation, function and evolutionary history of vertebrate and invertebrate behaviour. It applies behavioural information to conservation biology and animal welfare. BIOL335 Mammalian Physiology 18A (Hamilton) An examination of selected aspects of mammalian physiology, normally including the physiology of respiration, digestion, muscle, reproduction and lactation. BIOL338 Advanced Zoology 18B (Hamilton) An examination of the evolutionary biology of animals, including structure, function and evolutionary adaptation of selected invertebrates and vertebrates. BIOL341 Microbial Physiology and Ecology 18B (Hamilton) A study of the physiology of bacteria with emphasis on their great metabolic diversity and on the unifying principles of energy generation. Includes Archaebacteria and bacteria of extreme environments. BIOL351 Advanced Biochemistry 18B (Hamilton) This paper will examine mechanisms underlying cellular communication and trafficking of proteins between organelles, cellular stress responses, cell death, metabolic regulation in relation to control of enzyme activity and stability as well as human diseases (eg diabetes), mammalian vision, toxicology and inflammation. BIOL362 Molecular Biology and Biotechniques 18C (Block) This paper examines the molecular biological technologies used to analyse and manipulate DNA, RNA and proteins. It includes coverage of the major recombinant DNA techniques during an intensive two week course. ENMP322 Biotechnology 18B (Hamilton) Industrial biotechnology, applications of enzymes and micro-organisms, principles of bioreactor and fermenter design and operation, industrial separations, and purifying biological material.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location BIOL800 Biological Sciences MPhil Thesis 18C (Hamilton) & 18C (Tauranga) No description available.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location BIOL900 Biological Sciences PhD Thesis 18C (Hamilton), 18C (Tauranga), 18D (Hamilton) & 18D (Tauranga) No description available.
2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 29 May 2020 8:56am