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.