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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

Primary Animal Health Care I - PHC1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: AWD1501
Purpose: This module forms part of the Higher Certificate in Animal Welfare. Students who complete this module can identify and describe basic procedures involved in applying primary animal health care as Veterinary Welfare Assistants in the context of a veterinary clinic. They can describe the application of routine health, hygiene and safety principles in a typical clinic, as well as the application of basic veterinary pharmacology, vaccinations, and theatre protocol within the clinic environment.
Research Project - HRENV80
Honours NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English
Purpose: of this module is to equip students with the knowldge and skills required to undertake the basic steps of the research process which will lead to the completion of resesarch project and report. Students will be mentored in the art of conducting research under the guidance of a supervisor. Qualifying students can select a topic that is appropriate for the disclipine of Environemtal Science. They need to conduct a literature review, design and develop a research proposal and use appropraite basic methodological approaches research. Students completing this module will be required to submit a reseach project in the form of a research report on the chosen topic.
Cytogenetics and Embryology - ZOL2602
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: ZOL1501 or ZOL1502
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.
Primary Animal Health Care II - PHC1502
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: APH1501, AWD1501, PHC1501
Purpose: This module forms part of the Higher Certificate in Animal Welfare. Students who complete this module can explain how to perform the clinical work required of Veterinary Welfare Assistants who carry out primary animal health care at veterinary clinics or welfare organisations. They can outline how to perform a clinical examination and apply diagnostic procedures, how to treat certain conditions, which steps to take in a veterinary emergency, and how to perform humane animal euthanasia where required.
Stakeholder Engagement for Environmental Managers - SEN4801
Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: of this module is to equip students with knowledge, skills and competencies to facilitate meaningful stakeholder engagement, communicate effectively with all stakeholders and manage stakeholder conflicts so as to contribute to sustainable environmental management.
Theory of Evolution - ZOL2603
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: ZOL1501 or ZOL1502
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.
Comparative Animal Physiology - ZOL2601
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: ZOL1501 or ZOL1502
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.
Zoology II (Practical) - ZOL2604
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: ZOL1603 & CHE1501 or CHE1502 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.
Amenity horticulture - AMH4701
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: In the field of amenity horticulture, specialized skills and practices are required for managing public amenities and urban green space. Students who complete this module will be able to: apply best practice principles for the design, construction management and maintenance of public amenities and urban green space with focus on: turfgrass, water conservation and urban forestry, respond to challenges affecting public amenities and urban green space throughout the world and specifically in South Africa.
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.
Advanced Plant Pests and Diseases - APP4701
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Students studying this module will be able to implement a pest and disease control strategy when producing healthy plants in an ornamental plant production facility in line with relevant legislation. This strategy uses Integrated Pest Management techniques to identify a range of ornamental plant pests and diseases; for the prevention, control or eradication of these maladies in safe and environmentally responsible ways.
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.
Arboriculture - ARB4701
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Students studying this module will focus on using specialized techniques to: determine the value of trees in urban spaces; perform basic tree care and maintenance, tree surgery and transplanting of large trees. This includes the application of tree assessment and abatement procedures in a way that is safe and environmentally resposible, and which complies with the relevenat legislation.
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.
Food Safety and Hygiene Practices - FOO2613
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Develop the competence required for the prduction of safe food, according to its kind.
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.
Food and Beverage Service - FOO3714
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Develop the competence required to prepare and serve nutritious and exquisite meals elegantly in the shortest time possible.
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.
Small Stock Production [Theory and Practice] - ASA3705
Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be able to identify, describe, discuss and apply appropriate livestock production technologies and strategies for efficient sheep and goat production for sustainable food security and the development of the local livestock sector. The module will be useful to livestock technicians, agricultural scientists and farmers who are interested in selection, production, improvement, management and marketing of live sheep and goats and their products. The module is aimed at training livestock technicians to identify appropriate sheep and goat breeds, enterprises and production systems for more efficient small stock production.
Growth Media Management for Plant Production - GMM4701
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: RNA4701 & HCC4701 (only applicable to 90094)
Purpose: Students studying this module will focus on producing growth media for ornamental crop production in plant growth facilities by: evaluating the physical and chemical properties of different growth media components for creating optimal soilless growth media, compiling a plan for managing soiless growth medis, devising and implementing strategies for managing the nutrition of soilless growth media, identifying and evaluating alternatives to commonly used growth media components.
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.
Greenhouse Crop Production - GRC4701
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: This module is intended for students pursuing a career in the field of ornamental horticulture.. The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop advanced knowledge and applied competence in the theoretical and technical processes underlying greenhouse crop production. This includes the necessary understanding of the principles behind greenhouse operarions and management. Students who complete this module will be able to: create an optimum growth environment in a greenhouse for ornamental crop production, produce specific ornamental crops in a greenhouse using appropriate growth conditions and cultivation practices, prevent and resolve common problems that occur in greenhouse crop production.
Animal Care and Handling - AAH1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module forms part of the Higher Certificate in Animal Welfare. Students who complete this module can recommend appropriate practices for animal handling and husbandry, focusing on companion animals and horses. They will then be able to apply this knowledge during their practical primary veterinary welfare work.
Horticulture Contact Course - HCC4701
Advanced Diploma Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: RNA4701 & BRM4701 Co-requisite: RNA4701 & BRM4701
Purpose: Students will be able to apply the principles behind greenhouse operations and management and apply best practice principles for the design, contrauction, management and maintenance of public amenities and urban green space. This module also builds on fundamental knowledge and skills from other modules, to provide support for research in the field of Ornamental Horticulture.
Applied Animal Health Care - AHC1501
Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 24
Module presented in
Co-requisite: AAH1501, ANB1501 & APH1501
Purpose: This module is a work-integrated learning (WIL) module that forms part of the Higher Certificate in Animal Welfare. Students who complete this module can perform primary animal health care procedures as Veterinary Welfare Assistants in the context of a veterinary clinic. They can apply basic practices to assist with the running of a veterinary clinic and routine veterinary work under the supervision of a veterinarian. They can handle and restrain animals in humane ways, assess animal behavior and address behavioral problems, and implement routine practices of animal care and husbandry. They can also conduct a clinical examination and assist with applying diagnostic procedures, treat certain conditions, stabilise patients in a veterinary emergency, and perform humane animal euthanasia where required.
Horticulture Production Process Management - HPP4701
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Specialized skills and practices are required for managing the processes for producing ornamental plants in greenhouses. Students who complete this module will be able to: examine business process management and evaluate the importance thereof in a greenhouse for ornamental crop production, analyse the importance and application of business process management life cycles in a greenhouse for ornamental crop production, distinguish bethween different Business Process Management tools, models and control flow patterns that can be applied in a greenhouse for ornamental crop production, apply the principles of business process management to develop a business model for the production of a specific ornamental plant crop in a greenhouse.
Introduction to Animal Behaviour - ANB1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module forms part of the Higher Certificate in Animal Welfare. Students who complete this module can identify and distinguish between different types of companion animals, describe and interpret normal and abnormal companion animal behaviour, and recommend corrective measures for abnormal behaviour if needed.
Climate Mitigation and adaptation - CMA4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: is to equip students with knowledge, skills and competencies to: critically interrogate the principium drivers of both human and naturally induced climate chamge
Introduction to Animal Welfare - ANW1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module forms part of the Higher Certificate in Animal Welfare. Students who complete this module can identify, interpret and apply the principles and legislation related to animal welfare, and explains the roles and responsibilities they will have as qualified Veterinary Welfare Assistants.
Environmental Access, Livelihoods and Resettlement - ENL4801
Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in
Purpose: of this module will delve into issues of environmental access in order to apply this knowledge to infrastructure projects and resettlement plans in order to minimise negative ecological, eceonomic and social impacts and maximise positive impacts on interested and affected parties.
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.
Anatomy and Physiology Animal Welfare - APH1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module forms part of the Higher Certificate in Animal Welfare. Students who complete this module can identify and describe the basic, normal structure and functions of the major organ systems in companion animals and horses. They will then be able to apply this knowledge in evaluating the condition of the animals they deal with during their practical primary veterinary welfare work in communities.
Environmental Management of Fresh Water Resources - ENV4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: of this module is to enable students to develo competencies and skills
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.
Introduction to Animal Diseases - AWD1501
Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: APH1501
Purpose: This module forms part of the Higher Certificate in Animal Welfare. Students who complete this module can identify and describe common pathological conditions in companion animals and horses. They will then be able to apply this knowledge in evaluating the condition of and treating the animals they deal with during their practical primary veterinary welfare work in communities.
Green Economy for Environmental Managers - GRE4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: of this module is to preapre learners with the skills and knowledge to engage with, identify opportunities in and contribute to the development of a green economy at national and local levels. This entails the development of an understanding of the theory, and the concept of a green economy, particularly key principles, policies and practises thereof at numerous levels of application.
Zoology I (Practical) - ZOL1603
Under Graduate Degree Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: ZOL1501 or ZOL1502
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.