ZLU2280 is a level 4 course of the B.Sc degree programme which provides the basic understanding of how animals function. It is a 6 credits course conduct in both first and second semesters. This unit covers the physiological function of various organ systems of animals with an emphasis on how well they have adapted to survive in their environments.


ZLU2281 is a Level 4 Zoology course of the B.Sc. Degree programme. It is a 6 credits course conducted jointly with the Department of Botany in both first and second semesters. This course provides the theoretical knowledge on ecological concepts and principles that govern the natural settings of your environment.


This course is 3 credit course offered at level 5 of the B.Sc. Programme during the second semester of the academic year.

In this courses you can study about physical, chemical and biological properties of various types of aquatic environments and the subtle association between organisms andthe environment.


ZLU3182 is a Level 5 course of the B.Sc Degree programme which provides you with a general introduction to the conservation and management of biological diversity. It provides an outline of the major elements of global biodiversity, its geographical distribution and evolution, and examines the threats to biodiversity and the need to manage and conserve it.

The Parasitology (ZLU3184) course deals with the world of parasites. This is one of the Level five courses offered by the Department of Zoology. It is a three credit course that makes up the Bachelor of Science Degree programme.

Human Biology is a Level five Zoology course of the BSc Programme. This course provides understanding of the special place the human, Homo sapiens sapiens, has achieved in the animal kingdom. It describes how the anatomically modern human evolved and emphasises the uniqueness of the human condition and characteristics. To provide a better understanding of how the human body functions and to help make decisions on human health and safety, this course also covers the different organ systems of humans and their interrelations. Thus, it covers a range of topics to help one grasp the essence of what it means to be human.

Mammalian Biology is a specialized branch of Zoology that deals with the study of mammals. This is a level 5 course of BSc Programme. This course provides a broad understanding of structure, function, origin, distribution, taxonomy, adaptive radiation of major groups of mammals, their social and behavioral aspects.

Molecular Biology course is a level 6 Zoology course of the Bachelor of Science special degree program. It has a credit rating of 3, and is compulsory for the Zoology special students. There is no per-requisites for this course.

Molecular biology is the study of life at molecular level and deals with the DNA, RNA and protein structure and function in biological systems. The course will offer hand on experience on molecular biological techniques.

Ornithology is a three credit course developed for the Bachelor of Science Special Degree Programme and it’s offered by the Department of Zoology as a Level 6 course. This course is compulsory for Zoology special students. This is a study of bird anatomy, adaptations, physiology, their behaviour and evolution. The course will offer hands on experience in bird watching, bird handling and stuffing of these creatures specialized for the avian mode of life.