|Module code||ZEN 361|
|Faculty||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
This module focuses on the means by which animals can sense and respond to the external and internal environment. Topics covered include: (i) the structure and function of biological membranes; (ii) neurons and nervous systems; (iii) sensing the environment; (iv) glands, hormones and regulation of development and growth; (v) muscles and animal movement and (vi) the initiation and control of behaviour. The implications of these physiological processes for animal conservation and management will be emphasised. A comparative approach will be adopted throughout the module to highlight the commonalities as well as the ways in which animal lineages have achieved similar functional outcomes from different structural adaptations.
|Service modules||Faculty of Education|
|Contact time||4 lectures per week, 2 practicals per week|
|Language of tuition||English|
|Academic organisation||Zoology and Entomology|
|Period of presentation||Quarter 3|
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