BMS2202 - Diversity of Life and Evolution

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

In this course, students will:
- develop an understanding of the principles and importance of classification,
- develop an appreciation of Darwin's theory of evolution,
- examine the diversity of life in the Kingdoms Plantae and Animalia,
- explore the evolutionary relationships among various plant and animal groups as well as co-evolution of flowers and their pollinators,
- apply the knowledge of biological diversity to our daily life and culture.
This course will provide the basic knowledge on evolution and biodiversity of life, and prepare for elective courses e.g. Marine Biology, Animal Physiology, Plant Physiology.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
Minimum Passing Requirement : A minimum of 40% in both coursework and examination components.
Detailed Course Information