Zoology is the study of the diversity of animal life that exists in the world around us. It focuses on the ways in which animals have adapted to the often difficult environments they inhabit, and how they live, find food, and reproduce. It is an extremely broad topic and one that gets broader every year – indeed, approximately 10,000 new species are discovered every year!
This course will therefore provide you with an introduction to the fascinating topic of zoology, giving you a broad overview of animal diversity, evolution, anatomy, and behaviour. It will also look more closely at the topic of genetics, discussing how small changes in DNA can lead to large evolutionary changes in animal biology. This process of evolution will then be examined in more detail with particular reference to the theories of evolution propounded by Charles Darwin.
Throughout this course you will be introduced to the major topics that are likely to be covered in a first year university course as well as the major areas of Zoology in which you can specialise later on in your studies, offering an insight into what studying this varied field is like as well as giving you material to bolster your application.
This course consists of 4 X interactive lectures – audio recordings with accompanying presentation material – each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered. This courses is available to start instantly online – once enrolled, you can get started straight away.
Quizzes and Exams
Why Take this Course?
This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying zoology, biochemistry, medicine, and related subjects at university.
Aims and Objectives
- To gain an insight into what the study of Zoology involves
- To look at the key methodologies involved in studying Zoology
- To gain an insight into the very origins of life itself
Key Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- Understand the different sub-disciplines that make up Zoology
- Talk confidently about key case studies examined in the course
- Gain a firm basis from which to conduct further independent study