On completion of this subject the student should be able to:
1. Enable students to appreciate the extent of biology as a theoretical and applied discipline;
2. Use the scientific methods in its development in PNG.
Basic theories on origins, evolution and taxonomic classification; Phylogeny and diversity of animals; Outline of animal chemistry, cell, tissues, and organs; Introduction to animal physiological systems: digestion, circulation, nervous, endocrine, locomotion, skeletal, respiratory, excretion and reproduction; Introduction to genetics; mitosis and meiosis, inheritance, pattern and chemistry of inheritance, Introduction to ecology including ecosystem and communities; Application of animal biology in agriculture.
Roberts, M. B. V., Biology: a functional approach, Nelson, Walton-on-Thames, UK, 1986.
Hector, D., Reid, J. C., Biology study guide.
Continuous assessment 50%
Written examination 50%
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