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 knowledge of
The teaching language of this course is entirely and only in Dutch. The study materials (syllabus) are in Dutch. The syllabus has been (primarily) based on an English handbook. The full references of this English handbook have been given in the section on 'Optional reading'.
a passive knowledge of
specific prerequisites for this course
The student should be acquainted with the basic principles of botany, zoology and chemistry, a number of physical laws and mathematical concepts (eg integrals and differentials). The student knows and understands the laws of thermodynamics, the essentials of organic and inorganic chemistry (oxidation and reduction, pH acidity, etc....).