|Course code module||1BBIO-024|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Instructor(s)||Stefan Van Dongen|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
Specific competences are not required. Knowledge of English is important as most textbooks to be used are in English. Practical courses requires working with animals, slides and from time to time dissection of animals.
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. This insight is essential for courses given in later years (fi. Form and function, Diversity ..). The student learns critical thinking on these issues and how the differentiation of the animal kingdom has originated and evolved.
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 builing plans of all major animal groups and the most important evolutionary transitions in the animal kingdom. This will be illustrated during the practical courses, some examples are:
- from colony to multicellular organisms (Protista - Porifera)
- emergence and complexity of body cavities (Nemathelminthes - Molluca)
- vetebrate animals: their basic body structure
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesPractical sessions
Personal work: Assignments - individualAssignments - in groupExcursion(s)Portfolio
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, with oral presentationClosed bookMultiple choiceOpen questionsPractical exam
Continuous assessment: Assignments
Written assignment: Without oral presentation
Portfolio: Without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
A syllabus will be available as well as a CD-rom with texts, pictures, movie fragments etc.. All these items will also be available on blackboard.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Hickman, Roberts, Larson & I'Anson, 2004. Integrated principles of Zoology. Mc Graw Hill. 2nd edition or higher.
At all times students are allowed to ask questions via blackboard or can visit the teachers personally