|Course code module||2BBIO-10|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
Have a Ba1 degree or at least have a credit for the course in 'animal biology' and 'evolution'.
One should have a sound knowledge of the main animal phyla (Porifera, Cnidaria, Plathyhelminthes, Nematoda, Mollusca, Arthropoda and Chordata) and on biological evolution.
Sequentiality: - 1BBio-021 or 1BBio-024
Overwiew of the major building plans: animals (1BBIO-021) OR Overview of the major building plans: animals (1BBIO-024)
Sequentiality is also OK if 8/20 or 9/20 was obtained
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
The student knows the most recent theories on the emergence and the body plan of the most important recent animal groups and this espcecially for the smaller groups which were not treated in the first year. The student learns critical thinking on these issues and how the differentiation of the animal kingdom has originated and led to the currently known biodoversity.
He/she can recongnize the major building plans within the animal kingdom on the basis microscopic and macroscopic observations including dissections.
He/she is able to use English written textbooks for additional information.
3. Course content
Overview of the building plans of all animal groups and their evolutionary relationtions and hypothesis of their descent. Students will be asked to make a short presentation on a specific group of animals.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesSeminars (possible question and answer sessions)Skills training
Personal work: Excursion(s)
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparationClosed bookOpen questions
Continuous assessment: Assignments
Written assignment: With oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
There will be a Dutch syllabus available and lots of information on blackboard.
7. Recommended reading - study material
There will be a list available depending on the topics chosen
The teacher is available for further questions