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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 14 X 3 hours practicals. Each module is evaluated by tests, assignments, and a written examination.

MODULE ZOO311 - AQUATIC ECOLOGY [15 CREDITS]

EVALUATION

50% class mark + 50% examination mark.

CORE SYLLABUS

  • Oceanography
  • Rocky shores and near-shore reefs
  • Coral reefs
  • Estuarine ecology
  • River ecology
  • Sandy beaches
  • Pelagic ecology

PREREQUISITE MODULE(S)

ZOO231 or by special consent of the Department.

MODULE ZOO322 - APPLIED AQUATIC SCIENCE [15 CREDITS]

EVALUATION

50% class mark + 50% examination mark.

CORE SYLLABUS

  • Ichthyology
  • Fisheries ecology and management
  • Aquaculture
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Marine mammals

PREREQUISITE MODULE(S)

ZOO120, ZOO231 and ZOO241 or by special consent of the Department

MODULE ZOO334 - INTEGRATED TOPICS IN EVOLUTION [15 credits]

EVALUATION

50% class mark + 50% examination mark.

CORE SYLLBUS

  • Applied topics within the field of genetics and evolution
  • Population and evolutionary genetics 
  • Palaeontology
  • Hominid evolution

PREREQUISITE MODULE(S)

ZOO211 or by special consent of the Department.

MODULE ZOO342 - EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY [15 credits]

EVALUATION

50% class mark + 50% examination mark.

CORE SYLLABUS

  • Drivers of terrestrial structure
  • Habitat selection
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Non-lethal effects of predation
  • Animal-plant interactions
  • African wildlife communities
  • Global change and fauna

PREREQUISITE MODULE(S)

ZOO231 or by special consent of the Department.