To provide students with a basic introduction to General Zoology and Principles of Ecology.
Estuarine and Marine Ecology - This course examines the relationship of estuarine and marine organisms to their environment and the effect of these relationships on their distribution and abundance.
The module will provide students with the underlying theory of the different Human Anatomy and Physiology components and processes associated with these topics and to discuss Clinical and Pathological concepts related to these topics. Students should understand and be able to apply the practical aspects of the different Human Anatomy and Physiology topics.
The purpose of this module is to continue from SZOL/SLZL111 in presenting an overview of the study of Zoology in the sub disciplines of embryology and anatomy and physiology. This course as a whole will give students background in the above sub disciplines leading to more detailed study in subsequent years.
Animal Ecology I
The course prepares undergraduate students in basic principles of Ecophysiology and Ecotoxicology. Part one which is Ecophysiology examines the major physiological adaptations exhibited by animals to their environment, thereby gaining a better understanding of the physiological constraints that affect their distribution and abundance, as well as their evolution.
Ecotoxicology is the study of the effects of toxic chemicals on biological organisms, especially at the population, community, ecosystem, and biosphere levels. Ecotoxicology is a multidisciplinary field, which integrates toxicology, ecology, ecophysiology etc.
This module is offered as a service module to Consumer Science, Biochemistry and Biokinetics and nursing science students at level 1 and includes introductory content (histology, homeostasis, terminology etc) and covers the different body systems viz: Skeletal, Integumentary, Immunity, Endocrine reproductive and Urinary systems.