Comparative Zoology

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Comparative Zoology

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Wildlife Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

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  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Assessment: unseen written exam (2 hours) [60%], laboratory assessment (3 hours) [40%]
    Prerequisite(s): successful completion of level 4 module set

    The module is designed to provide further insight into the diversity of invertebrates and vertebrates, their evolutionary history, physiology and behaviour. Building on Biodiversity and Ecology modules, this module focuses on phylogeny, key features (morphological, structural and physiological) and the diversity and adaptive radiation of selected groups. The module will consider the history and development of ideas in the field of comparative biology. In this module the focus is the main vertebrate classes, thus providing a more complete and well-rounded understanding of animal biology.

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