The course starts with a survey of the basic groups in the animal kingdom based on general embryology and anatomy. A selection of animal groups is treated on the basis of genetic relationship and taxonomy. These animal groups include: sponges, cnidarians, flatworms, roundworms, segmented worms, molluscs, arthropods, echinoderms and chordates. The course focuses on the comparative and functional anatomy within these groups and on embryology in the chordates. Dissections are conducted on selected types of animals. Some identification of species and subgroups are dealt with through studies of preparations and microscopic slides. Distance students are offered laboratory sessions at Karlstad University.
Progressive specialisation: G1N (has only upper‐secondary level entry requirements)
Education level: Undergraduate level
Admission requirements: General admission requirements and upper secondary level mathematics (C/3b/3c), Biology (A/1) and Chemistry (A/1) (field-specific eligibility A12 with the exception of Biology B/2, Chemistry B/2 and Physics A/1)
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
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Course code: BIGA13