Science & Nature
An Introduction to Comparative Zoology
Zoology is the field of biology that involves the study of animals. Comparative zoology uses natural variations and differences to understand the patterns of life at all levels and the critical role of organisms in ecosystems. #academic
Dr. Mallakin MSc, PhD
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Completed by 28 learners
learners per class
$25 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 4 weeks
45 minutes per class
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The course will examine the comparative anatomy, physiology, and behavior of a wide range of animal groups. The eight sessions will include topics such as locomotion, respiration, circulation, digestion, excretion, and reproduction. This course will examine the physiological processes that enable animals to live within a diverse range of environments. Lectures will focus on the underlying events that mediate physiological processes and contribute to whole animal homeostasis. Homeostasis is...
1. To understand the general principles of animal classification and describe the characteristics of the major animal phyla. 2. To gain an appreciation for the diversity of animal forms and understand the unity which exists within this diversity. 3. To explore anatomical and physiological principles by studying form and function relationships. 4. To acknowledge how organisms interact with their environments and how environmental conditions. 5. To be able to use the general principles in the field to discuss the current and future issues.
Learners will not need to use any applications, models, or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools. I will provide PPT or PFD’s of the material in the class. Class components include lecture, discussion, readings from scientific journal articles, and group projects if applicable (e.g. research paper on a topic of current interest).
I consider the following components to evaluate the students in this class. 1) Their attendance and if they attended every class. 2) Did they participate in the class discussion. 3) Have they handed in their assignments and science project. I will write a report to the parent for how the student did in the class and their assignments. This will be a good indication of well they understood the materials.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Hardison, Ross C. (2003). “Comparative Genomics.” PLoS Biol. 1(2): e58. Harper, Douglas (2017). “Zoology.” Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved 2017-04-16 from http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=zoology. “Zoogeography.” Merriam-Webster.com. Retrieved 2017-04-16 from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoogeography. “Zoology.” Merriam-Webster.com. Retrieved 2017-04-16 from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoology.
Dr. Mallakin MSc, PhD
Educator and Researcher
🇨🇦Lives in Canada
98 total reviews
266 completed classes
Hello dear students and parents, thank you for visiting my profile. I am a coach, an educator, and a biomedical science researcher. I enjoy teaching different areas of the scientific field, in particular biology, chemistry, physics, and how...