Zoology

Course Code :1001WETDIE
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:75
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Stefan Van Dongen
Stefanie Lahaye
Birgit Uytterhoeven

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.