Animal Structure and Function

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

The Animal Structure and Function unit, offered by Open Universities Australia and accredited by RMIT University, is a comprehensive introduction to the structure, function and reproduction of vertebrates. The unit plays particular attention to humans, but also addresses a range of animal species.

The unit covers tissues and organs of the vertebrate body, and also covers functions such as the immune system, digestion, nervous system and endocrine organs.

On campus components

Students will be required to complete practical subjects at RMIT University’s Melbourne city campus. This will involve five half days in which students complete practicals such as vertebrate dissection and physiology simulations.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit, however it is strongly recommended that you complete the Cell Structure and Function unit prior to enrolment.

Areas of study

In this Animal Structure and Function unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Tissues and organs of the vertebrate body
  • Evolution: anatomical nomenclature/embryology
  • Respiration
  • Circulation
  • Kidneys and water balance
  • Immune system
  • Locomotion/muscle
  • Digestion
  • The nervous system
  • The endocrine organs
  • Sex and reproduction
  • Hormones and reproduction

Course pathways

This unit is an elective unit in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences), RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will provide you with the knowledge needed to further your career and/or studies in fields such as ecology, environmental science, and zoology.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Animal Structure and Function from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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