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ZOOLOGY

Major Combinations
NQF Level: 5: ZOL1501, ZOL1502, ZOL1603, CHE1501, CHE1502, CHE1503, STA1510, EUP1501
NQF Level: 6: ZOL2601, ZOL2602, ZOL2603, ZOL2604
NQF Level: 7: ZOL3701, ZOL3702, ZOL3703, ZOL3704

Ethology and Project - ZOL3701
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: Any two of the following modules: ZOL2601, ZOL2602, ZOL2603
Purpose: Enables students to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles of animal ethology (including the cause, ontogeny, adaptive value and evolution of behavioural patterns) as well as the application of ethology in environmental management.
Ecology - ZOL3702
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: Any two of the following modules: ZOL2601, ZOL2602, ZOL2603
Purpose: To acquire insight into knowledge of, and skills in the interaction between the biotic and abiotic environments as well as the population dynamics and community ecology of ecosystems from an applied perspective.
Applied Zoology - ZOL3703
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To identify and classify selected parasite species, and to obtain a basic knowledge of parasite-host interactions, epidemiologies and control measures.
Zoology III (Practical) - ZOL3704
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ZOL2604 Co-requisite: Any two of the following: ZOL3701, ZOL3702, ZOL3703
Purpose: This module forms part of the BSc degree in in Life Sciences with Genetics and Zoology (Or botany, Microbiology, physiology or biochemistry) qualification streams. On completion of this module Learners have to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles of animal ethology and application thereof in environmental management. Leaners must demonstrate insight into the interactions between abiotic and biotic environments as well as population dynamics and community ecology of ecosystems, and be able to apply statistical methods. Practical skills must be demonstrated in the applied aspects of parasitology.
Entomology: Insects and Arachnids - LSH4803
Post Graduate Diploma Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module forms part of the Bachelor of Science Honours with Zoology stream. Students who complete this module can examine and describe the impact role of insects and arachnids as causative agents of diseases and vectors of disease causing agents in Africa. In addition the student will Formatted be able to evaluate and critically review the insect and tick control measures that are being practiced in various regions of Africa. These students will add to the skills base of the graduates who will find employment either in the government service or in the private sector.
Advanced Animal Parasitology - LSH4804
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module forms part of the Bachelor of Science Honours with Zoology stream. Students who complete this module will be able to examine and assess the impact of the most common parasites that occur in African communities and to critically review their control measures. These students will add to the skills base of the graduates who will find employment either in the government service or in the private sector.
Animal Diversity I - ZOL1501
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into the diversity, phylogeny, morphology and adaptations of higher invertebrate animals.
Animal Diversity II - ZOL1502
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To gain insight into the diversity, phylogeny, morphology and adaptations of higher invertebrate and chordate animals.
Zoology I (Practical) - ZOL1603
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English,Afrikaans
Co-requisite: ZOL1501 (or XOL1501) or ZOL1502 (or XOL1502)
Purpose: This module is intended for students pursuing a career in the field of animal conservation, veterinary, marine science, ecology, genetics, and animal behaviour, including practitioners in the field of zoology. The purpose of this module is to enable students to demonstrate practical skills in the use of research and dissection microscopes and basic dissection skills, and be able to recognise diagnostic characteristics on which classification systems are based. Insight into the structural and functional diversity of invertebrate and vertebrate animals must also be demonstrated. They will personally be able to follow a laboratory protocol and analyse the data that is obtained from such a protocol. Students will also be able to describe basic laboratory techniques used in genetic experiments.
Comparative Animal Physiology - ZOL2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: ZOL1501 (or XOL1501) or ZOL1502 (or XOL1502)
Purpose: To enable students to understand on a comparative basis, with the aid of theoretical knowledge and experimental examples, how animals are physiologically adapted to their environments.
Cytogenetics and Embryology - ZOL2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: ZOL1501 (or XOL1501) or ZOL1502 (or XOL1502)
Purpose: To obtain a basic knowledge on the transfer and the expression of genetic material inside an animal cell, the transfer to offspring, as well as the early embryonic development of Branchiostoma, Amphibia, Aves and Mammalia.
Theory of Evolution - ZOL2603
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: ZOL1501 (or XOL1501) or ZOL1502 (or XOL1502)
Purpose: To enable the student to gain knowledge and competencies concerning the theory of evolution as the basis for biology, and to gain understanding of the history of the theory and its basic concepts and mechanisms.
Zoology II (Practical) - ZOL2604
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ZOL1603 & (CHE1501(XHE1501) or CHE1502(XHE1502)) Co-requisite: Any two of the following: ZOL2601, ZOL2602 & ZOL2603
Purpose: This module forms part of the BSc degree in in Life Sciences with Genetics and Zoology (Or botany, Microbiology, physiology or biochemistry) qualification streams. On completion of this module Learners have to demonstrate the ability to study certain physiological processes and adaptations in animals experimentally, as well as an understanding of the main stages in the early embryogenesis of chordates, and the most important sensory organs of animals pertaining to ethological phenomena.