VET301 Animal Biology
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Showing course contents for the educational year 2019 - 2020 .
Course responsible: David James Griffiths
ECTS credits: 6
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching language: NO
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Fall semester. This course has teaching/evaluation in Fall semester
Course frequency: Yearly
First time: 2016V
Last time: 2021V
Block 1: Animal Biology (4 weeks, 6 ECTS Credits)
Animal Biology is an introduction to the courses to come. It will give students a common vocabulary, as well as providing all students with basic knowledge in zoology, biology and anatomy and physiology.
After completion of the courses, the students should:
- Have learned to collaborate through colloquiums and group work, and be able to present the academic material both in writing and oral
- Have learned simple terminology, basic Latin and basic features in taxonomy
- Know the structure and function of unicellular, primitive multicellular molluscs, superior multicellular molluscs, vertebrates with emphasis on mammals
- Have completed basic dissections of fish, birds and mammals
The programme requires that students themselves participate actively in class, are responsible for their own learning and have joint responsibility for conducting examinations. There is an emphasis on group work as teaching/work methods, and examination involves that students assess each other's efforts and knowledge. There are also 2 days of micro tissues and dissection of fish, birds, mammals. It will be given training in safety and microscopy.
Learning in Animal Biology is based around group activity, without a teacher.
All of the teachers in the block are available through e-mail or office visits.
Recommended literature and detailed description of the course are found at the course site on Canvas
No previous knowledge neccessary.
Biology 1 and 2 (formerly 2BI/3BI) are recommended, but not required.
Biology / Zoology, but no formal knowledge required
1. Participation in group discussion and learning.
2. Final exam at the end of the block.
Presentation of group work
Grading Scale: Pass/Fail
If the group work is not passed or the student does not implement the programme, the student will be given a new task that must be completed before the course is approved. Not completed or submitted task in accordance with the deadline without valid reason, involves a failed grade.
Four weeks of ca. 35 - 40 hours/week.
Admitted to the Veterinary Medicine Program
Type of course:
Lectures on biology: ca. 6 hours
Practical work (dissection): ca. 9 hours
Microscope work: ca. 6 hours
Examination details: Assignment with presentation: Passed / Failed