BENA2031 Introduction to biota (4 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Language:
Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

Description

The course focuses on the need, objectives and the basics for the identification of organisms by lectures, e-learning and laboratory exercises. Basic morphological characteristics of plants, invertebrates and vertebrates needed in the identification are studied during the course. Parasites of vertebrate animals and their life cycles are also studied. Organisms are identified in practice and the use of genetic material in identification of organisms is demonstrated.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the student should be able to

· describe the basis for the classification of living organisms and the importance of the classification.

· explain the concept of species and the associated constraints.

· identify and name the most important domestic organism groups, and a few examples of the species.

· find and recognize the most important morphological features in the individuals and to utilize these features in the identification of organisms.

· describe what are the opportunities and the importance of genetic material in the identification and classification of organisms.

· handle organism samples, as well as to use a microscope and identification keys in practical identification work.

Description of prerequisites

BENP1001, BENP1002, BENP1004

Study materials

Course materials are shared in Moodle.

Completion methods

Method 1

Time of teaching:
Period 4, Period 3, Period 5
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
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Independent study (1 cr)

Type:
Independent study
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Language:
Finnish
Study methods:

Preparation and presentation of own herbarium.

Teaching

x

Participation in teaching (3 cr)

Type:
Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Language:
Finnish
Study methods:

Lectures and laboratory work, assignments and final exam.

Teaching