Hours per week
Objectives of the course (preferably expressed in terms of learning outcomes and competences The characteristics, taxonomy and phylogeny of the most important animal phyla.
Course contents: Characteristics, taxonomy and phylogeny of the phyla: Porifera, Cnidaria and Ctenophora, Platyhelminthes, the Aschelminth phyla, Mollusca, Annelida, Arthropoda, Echinodermata, Hemichordata and Chaetognatha, Chordata.
Labs: 1st. Porifera, Cnidaria and Ctenophora, 2nd. Platyhelminthes, the Aschelminth phyla and Annelida, 3rd. Mollusca, 4th. Chelicerata, 5th. Crustacea, 6th. Uniramia 1, 7th. Uniramia 2, 8th. From Echinodermata to Urochordates and fishes, 9th. Amphibia and reptiles, 10th. Birds, 11th. Mammals.
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