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3076

ASTRO 200G

: Astrobiology
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Astrobiology examines the potential of the universe to harbour life and is interdisciplinary, combining Geology, Biology, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Philosophy, Ethics. Course focus is on how these disciplines combine with technology, addressing questions of life in the universe. Key topics include origin and evolution of life, definitions and environmental limits of life, and how to search for life beyond Earth.
Prerequisite: 60 points passed
3077

ASTRO 200G

: Astrobiology
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Astrobiology examines the potential of the universe to harbour life and is interdisciplinary, combining Geology, Biology, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Philosophy, Ethics. Course focus is on how these disciplines combine with technology, addressing questions of life in the universe. Key topics include origin and evolution of life, definitions and environmental limits of life, and how to search for life beyond Earth.
Prerequisite: 60 points passed
3078

ASTRO 200G

: Astrobiology
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Astrobiology examines the potential of the universe to harbour life and is interdisciplinary, combining Geology, Biology, Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Philosophy, Ethics. Course focus is on how these disciplines combine with technology, addressing questions of life in the universe. Key topics include origin and evolution of life, definitions and environmental limits of life, and how to search for life beyond Earth.
Prerequisite: 60 points passed
3079

BIOINF 701

: Bioinformatics
2020 Semester One (1203)
An overview of the methods and applications of bioinformatics with specific reference to: internet-accessible database technology, database mining, applications for gene and protein sequence analysis, phylogenetic analyses, three-dimensional protein prediction methods, and genome sequence analysis.
Subject: Bioinformatics
Prerequisite: 30 points from Stage II in Biological Sciences
Restriction: BIOINF 301, BIOSCI 359, 742

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3080

BIOINF 702

: Comparative Bioinformatics
2020 Semester One (1203)
Much knowledge of biological systems is acquired by making comparisons with known systems. Several computational methods, including Markov models, HMMs and dynamic programming can be used in making these comparisons. Technical aspects of these methods and their application to biological problems will be discussed. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 359 or BIOINF 301 or equivalent is assumed. Students lacking this background must take BIOINF 701 as a corequisite.
Subject: Bioinformatics
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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3081

BIOMED 399

: Capstone: Biomedical Science
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Students will synthesise knowledge and reflect on learning experiences attained during their studies in Biomedical Science. Students will engage in debate on contemporary issues and use their scientific reasoning to counter misunderstandings and misrepresentation. Students will consider wider societal issues involved in research, such as human and animal ethics, Māori and Pacific health advancement, and public health relevance and economic benefits.
Subject: Biomedical Science
Prerequisite: 30 points from BIOSCI 347-358, MEDSCI 300-320, MEDIMAGE 300, 302

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3082

BIOSCI 100G

: Antarctica: The Frozen Continent
2024 Semester Two (1245)
A general introduction to Antarctica and its environs including the Southern Ocean and the sub-Antarctic islands. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of Antarctica and how resident plants, animals and micro-organisms have adapted to cope with the extreme environment. Specific topics to be addressed include: the history of Antarctic exploration and its impact on the development of Antarctic science, Antarctic ecosystems, Antarctica as a wilderness region, and the impact of humans including the exploitation of resources and the effects of pollution. This course is suitable for students with both science and non-science backgrounds.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
3083

BIOSCI 100G

: Antarctica: The Frozen Continent
2023 Semester Two (1235)
A general introduction to Antarctica and its environs including the Southern Ocean and the sub-Antarctic islands. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of Antarctica and how resident plants, animals and micro-organisms have adapted to cope with the extreme environment. Specific topics to be addressed include: the history of Antarctic exploration and its impact on the development of Antarctic science, Antarctic ecosystems, Antarctica as a wilderness region, and the impact of humans including the exploitation of resources and the effects of pollution. This course is suitable for students with both science and non-science backgrounds.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
3084

BIOSCI 100G

: Antarctica: The Frozen Continent
2022 Semester Two (1225)
A general introduction to Antarctica and its environs including the Southern Ocean and the sub-Antarctic islands. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of Antarctica and how resident plants, animals and micro-organisms have adapted to cope with the extreme environment. Specific topics to be addressed include: the history of Antarctic exploration and its impact on the development of Antarctic science, Antarctic ecosystems, Antarctica as a wilderness region, and the impact of humans including the exploitation of resources and the effects of pollution. This course is suitable for students with both science and non-science backgrounds.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions
3085

BIOSCI 108

: Biodiversity: Patterns of Life
2020 Semester One (1203)
Knowledge of biodiversity is fundamental to understanding our world. Students will become familiar with biological diversity and whakapapa beginning with viruses and leading through to microbes, plants, fungi and animals. Defining characteristics of major organismal groupings will be highlighted so as to provide students with an overview of the diversity of life on Earth, and the critical role that maintaining biodiversity has for kaitiakitanga and the future.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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3086

BIOSCI 220

: Quantitative Biology
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Almost every biological discipline will require computational and analytical skills beyond using point-and-click software to enable the processing of biological data into biological information. Students will learn fundamentals of experimental design, data management, and data visualisation. Additionally, students will gain the skills required to critically analyse and interpret biological experiments, understanding how statistics can be both used and misused in the scientific literature. Recommended preparation: STATS 101
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 101, and 30 points from BIOSCI 106-109

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3087

BIOSCI 300

: Directed Study
2024 Summer School (1240)
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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3088

BIOSCI 300

: Directed Study
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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3089

BIOSCI 300

: Directed Study
2023 Summer School (1230)
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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3090

BIOSCI 333

: Marine Ecology
2020 Semester One (1203)
Patterns and processes in marine ecology and biodiversity are described; including animal and plant interactions, benthic and pelagic habitats, biogeography, productivity and physiology. Applied aspects include resources such as fisheries and aquaculture, survey methods, and pollution. Other lectures cover nutritional and chemical ecology and invertebrate reproduction.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 206, or 104 and 15 points from BIOSCI 205, or 207 or 208 and STATS 101 or 108

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3091

BIOSCI 335

: Ecological Physiology
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Focuses on the strategies used by animals to cope with physical and biological challenges in the environment. Accordingly, we work at the level of the individual and the interface between physiological, biochemical or molecular approaches on the one hand, and ecology on the other. The adaptive strategies employed by a range of species, with an emphasis on aquatic organisms, in response to physical factors such as temperature, oxygen and food availability, are considered. Energetics and nutrition are emphasised. The course aims to meet the needs of students with ecological interests wishing to recognise the experimental approach to solving problems in environmental biology. The practical work is project oriented rather than laboratory based.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from BIOSCI 207, 208

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3092

BIOSCI 349

: Biomedical Microbiology
2020 Semester One (1203)
The molecular biology of micro-organisms affecting human health. The characteristics of microbial pathogens, the origins of virulence, and the development of infectious disease. Routes of infection, evasion of host immune responses, and host-pathogen interactions. The molecular basis for vaccination and anti-microbial therapy, and the development of resistance to treatment.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 201 and either BIOSCI 204 or MEDSCI 202

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3093

BIOSCI 350

: Protein Structure and Function
2020 Semester One (1203)
The relationship of molecular structure to protein function will be emphasised. Techniques for the purification, characterisation, production of native and recombinant proteins and three-dimensional structure determination will be combined with a description of protein structure. Specific groups of proteins will be selected to illustrate structure/function relationships and protein evolution.
Subject: Biological Sciences
Prerequisite: BIOSCI 201, 203

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3094

BIOSCI 725

: Ecological Physiology
2021 Semester One (1213)
Physiological and biochemical processes enable animals to occupy diverse habitats. Highly variable and extreme environments provide an opportunity to study the functional attributes of animals, particularly ectotherms, with respect to their metabolic, respiratory, and nutritional adaptations. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 335 or equivalent is assumed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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3095

BIOSCI 730

: Entomology and Biosecurity
2020 Semester Two (1205)
More than half of all described species are insects, and even more species await discovery and description. Insects at every trophic level above plants dominate terrestrial and freshwater food chains. Examines the evolution of insects, the importance of their role in terrestrial ecosystems, and the problems posed by insects as biosecurity invaders in non-native environments. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 320 or equivalent is assumed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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3096

BIOSCI 731

: Biogeography
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Examines the patterns of animal and plant distribution, and the processes that influence these patterns. Topics covered include equilibrium theory, island succession, vicariance and dispersal, insular speciation, and human migration and colonisation. A sound understanding of BIOSCI 395 or equivalent is assumed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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3097

BIOSCI 734

: Terrestrial Plant Ecology
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Plants form the autotrophic basis of terrestrial food chains and their distribution, diversity and abundance is a critical determinant of ecosystem functioning. Topics covered include both plant population ecology – including population growth and structure, seed and seedling dynamics, and life history strategies – and community ecology – including vegetation structure, dynamics, and species interactions. Methods to survey, analyse, and model plant populations and communities will also be discussed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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3098

BIOSCI 734

: Terrestrial Plant Ecology
2022 Semester One (1223)
Plants form the autotrophic basis of terrestrial food chains and their distribution, diversity and abundance is a critical determinant of ecosystem functioning. Topics covered include both plant population ecology – including population growth and structure, seed and seedling dynamics, and life history strategies – and community ecology – including vegetation structure, dynamics, and species interactions. Methods to survey, analyse, and model plant populations and communities will also be discussed.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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3099

BIOSCI 737

: High Resolution Imaging of Biological Molecules
2020 Semester One (1203)
X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy are two of the principal techniques used by biologists to determine molecular structure. The theory and practice of X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy, including a laboratory component where 3D structure are determined from experimental data, are addressed. Accessible to students with a variety of backgrounds, including Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry and Physics. This course complements CHEM 738 and BIOSCI 757.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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3100

BIOSCI 739

: Dialogues in Biology
2020 Semester One (1203)
Cross-disciplinary issues in biology will be debated and explored. Topics may include: ethical and commercial issues underpinning science; scientific publishing and advocacy; medical and agricultural biotechnology; animal and environmental ethics, conservation and biodiversity, the history and philosophy of science.
Subject: Biological Sciences
No pre-requisites or restrictions

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