Introduction to Zoology (1 Module)

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This course is designed to provide a grounding for further studying of animals in general and their behaviour. If you do not feel confident in your knowledge of animals or you have been out of education for some time this course is an ideal way to put your fears to rest.


Course Modules

  • What is a mammal
  • The Marsupials
  • The Monotremes
  • Elephants and an introduction to their behaviour
  • Whales and Dolphins
  • The Pinnipeds
  • The Primates
  • Senses of smell, sight, hearing, touch
  • Chimpanzees
  • The Carnivores
  • Cats: Wild and domestic
  • Introduction to mammal behaviour.
  • Migration
  • Hibernation

  • Introduction to birds
  • The bird skeleton
  • Feathers and their importance
  • Beaks and digestion
  • The Senses
  • How birds communicate
  • Nests
  • How birds fly
  • Methods of flight
  • Eggs and egg laying
  • Waterfowl (Anserifores)
  • Swans
  • Geese
  • Ducks
  • Birds of prey (Falconiformes)
  • Perching birds (Passeriformes)
  • Fowl-like birds (Galliformes)
  • Ptarmigan (pronounced Tarmigan), Grouse and Capercaillie
  • Pheasants
  • Jungle Fowl
  • Peafowl
  • Turkeys

  • History of Amphibians
  • How do amphibians breathe?
  • Senses
  • How do they get about?
  • What do amphibians eat?
  • How do they reproduce?
  • Frogs and Toads
  • Life cycle of the frog (Rana temporaria)
  • Salamanders and newts
  • Caecilians
  • History of Reptiles
  • The senses
  • Body temperature
  • Reproduction
  • Chelonians
  • Land turtles (including tortoises)
  • Fresh water turtles (terrapins)
  • Sea turtles
  • Lizards and snakes
  • The crocodilians

  • History of insects
  • General features of an insect
  • Insect wings and flight
  • Insect Senses
  • Life cycles and development
  • Dragon flies and Damselflies
  • Butterflies and Moths
  • Social Insects
  • Bees
  • Bumblebees
  • Ants and Termites
  • Wasps
  • Beetles
  • Grasshoppers
  • Fleas
  • Spiders

  • History of Fish
  • Fish senses
  • How do fish breathe?
  • What fish eat?
  • Reproduction in fish
  • How fish swim?
  • Scales
  • Types of marine (sea) fish
  • Sharks
  • Seahorses
  • Flat-fish
  • Barracuda
  • Tuna
  • Eels
  • Salmon


Course Details

Study Level 2
The study Level relates to the how demanding the course is. 1 is beginner and 5 is HND / Foundation Degree level.

6 Module Course
This course is delivered in 6 study modules which need to be passed to gain the qualification.

Fees: Including VAT

Full Course Fee – R7920 (includes registration and 6 modules)


Pay as you learn option – R1750 registration (once off) and R1210 per module.


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