Marine Studies Intermediate (II) - Online Course

This course follows on from Marine studies I, extending your knowledge of a wide variety of marine organisms.  It works through many types of marine organisms, focusing mostly on those not covered as thoroughly in Marine Studies I (This includes: Protists, Sponges, Marine plants, Cnidarians, Worms, Arthropods, Molluscs, Echinoderms, Non Bony Fish, Selected Bony Fish and selected Marine Mammals).

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Course Outline
Course Code: 
BEN203
Duration: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Delivery: 
Online
Certificate: 
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction & Simple Organisms (Protists, Sponges etc)
  2. Marine Plants
  3. Cnidarians & Worms
  4. Arthropods
  5. Molluscs
  6. Echinoderms
  7. Non Bony Fishes
  8. Bony Fishes I
  9. Bony Fishes II
  10. Marine Mammals
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Describe the variety and nature of microscopic animals which occur in marine environments.
  • Describe the variety and nature of a range of different types of marine plants.
  • Describe the variety and nature of a range of different types of cnidarians and marine worms.
  • Describe the variety and nature of arthropods in marine environments.
  • Describe the variety and nature of Molluscs in marine environments.
  • Differentiate between different classes of Echinoderms and selected families within those classes.
  • Describe the shared characteristics and distinguishing features of a selection of different species of non-bony fish.
  • Describe characteristics of bony fish, including anatomy, physiology and behaviour.
  • Differentiate between different families of bony fish.
  • Describe the taxonomic characteristics of groups of marine animals including reptiles, birds and mammals.