2023-2024 / ZOOL2017-1

Zoology: animal diversity and evolution


10h Th, 20h Pr, 3h FT

Number of credits

 Bachelor in bioengineering3 crédits 


François Verheggen

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course Biodiversity of the Animal Kingdom belongs to the Zoology module (9ECTS). This module includes 4 courses, presented along the year as theoretical courses (Th) or laboratory classes (TP) :

§ Course « Animal diversity and evolution » (Th et TP) - 3 ECTS

§ Course « Basic concepts in Zoology » (Th) - 2 ECTS.

§ Course « Animal Behaviour » (Th) - 2 ECTS.

§ Course « Entomology » (Th et TP) - 2 ECTS

The course of Biodiversity of the Animal Kingdom represents 3 ECTS. 
The course aims at presenting the morphological, anatomical and ecological diversity in the animal kingdom.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Contribute to providing the student with knowledge on biodiversity of animal Kingdom.

At the end of the course, students should be able to :

- understand the vocabulary associated to the morphology and anatomy of the animal species observed during the course.

- describe and compare the anatomy of the animal species described during the course

- identify and place in the classification all animal and procaryote species present in the list provided

identify, place in the classification, draw and legend the microscopic preparations and dissections seen during the course.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures and laboratory work

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:

Lectures are given in the auditorium

Laboratories organised on site if the sanitary conditions allow them

A personnal work is scheduled (identification and classification of animals)

Recommended or required readings

There is a syllabus provided: "Zoology" by Miller and Harvey.
All powerpoint slides used in the auditorium will be provided to the students using ecampus.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Continuous assessment

Out-of-session test(s)

Additional information:

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

- Remote

written exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

Each course belonging to the integrated module of Zoology will be evaluated during the academic year with a mark out of 20. Scores for the four courses will be weighted within the integrated module of Zoology according to the ECTS allocated for each course.

Four evaluations will occur for the course of Diversity of metazoans one for each section :

2 points out of 20 will be attributed to the evaluations occurring during the laboratory

The 18 points left will be divided as follow :

- 10 points for the written exam
- 4 points for the section concerning the identification of the animal
- 4 points for the section on the identification of the dissections and microscopic observations

The result of the laboratory evaluations is aquiered for all the academic year.

All rules associated to the evluation of this course are presented to the students in the auditorium and are placed on ecampus during the entire academic year. 

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

All information needed will be provided on ecampus
The students official ULiege email address will be used for all correspondance. 


Prof François VERHEGGEN

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