Courses Catalogue

Comparative And Evolutional Physiology

COURSE CODE: PHY3101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

PREREQUISITES: MPP, PHY COURSES IN YARS ONE AND TWO COURSE JUSTIFICATION

To enable the student to understand the theory of evolution and how this may have led to

 

animal diversity. Aspects of physiology important to the environmental relations of vertebrates and invertebrates: energetics, thermal relations, osmotic-ionic relations, and exercise physiology.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

This will a theoretical course delivered mainly through interactive lectures with critical thinking discussions and demonstrations.

COURSE AIMS

 

During this course the student will be facilitated to be able to the following;

 

a.   Describe the Darwin’s theory of evolution

 

b.   Discuss adaptation as a mechanism of evolution

 

c.   Describe comparative physiology of animals relating to animal diversity

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a practical understanding of environmental interrelationships and contemporary environmental issues.


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