Biology

Semester One

TFCBIO 91F Foundation Biology 1

This introduction to biological sciences emphasises organism diversity among the bacteria, plants, fungi and animals. We introduce the fundamentals of classification, ecology and evolution, and the study of a current topic in biology is used to develop your research and critical thinking skills. Practical classes are both laboratory based and field based.
Credit for coursework: 50%
(20% theory, 30% practical)
Final two-hour examination: 50%

Course Convenor

David S Seldon

MSc (Hons), DipTchg
Room 111C, Old Biology Building, City Campus
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 84929
Email: d.seldon@auckland.ac.nz

Timetable
Lectures: Three one-hour lectures per week
Laboratories: One three-hour practical class per
fortnight

Prescribed text
Simon, Reece and Dickey, Essential Biology with Physiology 5th Global Edition (Copies may be available second hand.) This text is recommended for both semesters and will be referred to in lectures. The tutors will provide biology resources and activity manuals for each student.

Semester Two

TFCBIO 92F Foundation Biology 2

Concepts introduced in TFCBIO 91F are further developed. We emphasise the structures and processes of living organisms at cellular and molecular levels. Cell biology, genetic principles and biochemistry are explored and further developed in a human biological context. Laboratories focus on developing your key
practical skills.
Credit for coursework: 50%
(20% theory, 30% practical)
Final two-hour examination: 50%

Course Convenor
Dr Suzanne Reid
PhD (Auckland)
Room 111D, Biology Building (106), City Campus
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 89066
Email: s.reid@auckland.ac.nz

Timetable
Lectures: Three one-hour lectures per week
Laboratories: One three-hour practical class per fortnight

Prescribed text

Simon, Reece and Dickey, Essential Biology with Physiology 5th Global Edition (Copies may be available second hand.) This text is recommended for both semesters and will be referred to in lectures. The tutors will provide biology resources and activity manuals for each student.