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Zoology

The course consists of four modules, each presented over a period of 7 weeks and each comprises of 42 lectures and 11 X 3 hours practicals. Each module is evaluated by tests, assignments, and a written examination.

MODULE ZOO211 - COMPARATIVE VERTEBRATE ANATOMY [10 CREDITS]

EVALUATION

50% class mark + 50% examination mark.

CORE SYLLABUS

  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Urogenital system
  • Dissections of examples of various vertebrate groups

PREREQUISITE MODULE(S)

ZOO120 or by special consent of the Department.

MODULE ZOO221 - ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY  [10 CREDITS]

EVALUATION

50% class mark + 50% examination mark.

CORE SYLLABUS

  • Energetics
  • Thermal Physiology
  • Osmotic Physiology
  • Circulation
  • Respiration

PREREQUISITE MODULE(S)

ZOO110, ZOO120 or by special consent of the Department.

MODULE ZOO231 - POPULATION ECOLOGY [10 CREDITS]

EVALUATION

50% class mark + 50% examination mark.

CORE SYLLABUS

  • Population distribution and abundance
  • Population dynamics
  • Population growth
  • Life histories
  • Implications for nature reserve design

PREREQUISITE MODULE(S)

ZOO131 and ZOO141 or by special consent of the Department.

MODULE ZOO241 - COMMUNITY ECOLOGY [10 CREDITS]

EVALUATION

50% class mark + 50% examination mark.

CORE SYLLABUS

  • Competition
  • Exploitative interactions: predation, herbivory, parasites
  • Mutualism
  • Species abundance and diversity
  • Interaction and community structures
  • Production and energy flow

PREREQUISITE MODULE(S)

ZOO131, ZOO141 or by special consent of the Department.