At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
- Competences corresponding the final attainment level of secondary school
An active knowlegde of :
Specific prerequisites for this course:
Students have the required competencies to start education at the bachelor level
2. Learning outcomes
Students acquire a well founded basic knowledge of diversity in the animal kingdom and the general morphological patterns across the different animal groups. Students have gained general and basic insights in evolutionary and ecological principles, and how different life forms interact with their environment (biotic and abiotic).
Students have acquired pratical skills to work independently with a microscope and have explored aspects of animal morphology with it through the observation and reporting of morphologies. They have a basic knowledge of using determination keys.
3. Course contents
The zoology course starts with a basic overview of principles of evolution and ecology and how an individual is made up out of cells, tissues and organs. An overview of diversity of the animal kingdom then follows, with the fylogenetic relationsships among the different groups as a common factor. For each animal group, special attention is paid to their importance for humans. Aspects of animal welfare are briefly toughed.
In paralell to these theoretical courses, a number of basic skills are being addressed during lab-sessions. Students will learn how to use a microscope as a way to acquire knowledge about morphological diversity. Students are trained and coached on a continuous basis to be able to independently acquire and report on morphological patterns. The use of determination keys is thought.
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: LecturesLaboratory sessionsSkills training
Personal work: Assignments:Individually
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Written without oral presentationClosed book
Portfolio: Without oral presentation
6. Study materialRequired reading
Course notes are made available and additional information can be found in the lecture presentations made available through blackboard.Optional reading
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
consulting additional reading material is voluntary
7. Contact information
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