ZOOLOGY AND ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

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Course Code: 
ANS 1203
Course Credit Units: 
3
Semester: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

Defining the terms Zoology and Physiology; Characteristics of living things; Taxonomy; The Kingdom Animalia; Taxonomy of phyla that cause financial losses to man and livestock; The cell as the foundation of the animal body; The Blood tissue; The Muscle tissue; The Nervous tissue; The Connective tissue; Body fluid compartments; The Reproductive system; The Endocrine system.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • To equip the student with the knowledge about the system of classifying animals, and animal life mechanisms so that the student is able to better appreciate animal life.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this course, the students should be able to:

  • cite reasons why it is necessary to study zoology and animal physiology
  • explain the Linnaeus classification scheme
  • describe the life cycles of common economically important parasitic organisms of man and livestock
ZOOLOGY AND ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
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