Courses Catalogue

Invertebrate Biology

COURSE CODE: BIO 1201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education (Biology) - B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Includes study of structure, function and economic importance of invertebrate phyla (protozoa, porifera, coelenterate, cnidaria, annelida arthropoda, mollusca, and echinodermata) and their diversity, in the context of teacher education.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course unit gives students adequate insight/understanding into structure, diversity, classification, of invertebrates which is prerequisite for teaching biology but also key to understanding the biology of vertebrates

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit, students should be able to:

·                     Describe the diagnostic features of each invertebrate group or phylum.

·                     Mention adoptive features of each group to its habitat.

·                     Explain the economic significance of each phylum.

·                     Describe the structure and functioned relationships as well as the systematic of   each phylum.