ABCS 313: Microbiology & Immunology

History of microbiology and the development of microscopy; Classification & Structure of bacteria, parasites and viruses; Transmission and Life cycles of protozoan and metazoan parasites; Public health significance of microbial organism; Common microbial...

ABCS 312: Wetland Ecology

Definition, types, characteristics and functions of wetlands. Wetland hydrology and soils: physico-chemical properties of wetland soils. Wetland flora and fauna: adaptations, competition and survival strategies. Wetlands in Ghana.

ABCS 311: Systematics

Definitions and principles. Importance of taxonomy, International Code for Zoological Nomenclature, systems of Classification, Taxonomic characters, techniques and methodologies. Introduction to bio-informatics. Importance and management of Natural History...

ABCS 309: Animal Ecology

Community Ecology – Structure, patterns and rules. Ecological diversity and its measurements. Ecological energetics. Invasive alien species.

ABCS 308: Terrestrial Invertebrates

Overview of classification. Adaptations of the spiders, scorpions, ticks, mites, (arachnids), centipedes and millipedes (myriapods), nematodes, earthworms and wood lice to terrestrial habitation with special emphasis on water relations, respiration and...

ABCS 307: Venomous Animals

Biology and ecology of venomous animals: aquatic fauna, terrestrial arthropods, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. Nature of venom and structure of venom apparatus. Interaction of humans with venomous animals: nuisance, phobias and allergens. Prevention and...

ABCS 306: Zoogeography

Introduction to zoogeography. Biogeographic zones of the world. Terrestrial Biomes and Faunal Distribution. West African Fauna: Abundance, endemism, diversity and adaptations. West African wetlands: Characteristics, Annual cycle of events, Faunal diversity.

ABCS 305: Behavioural Ecology

Definitions of terms. Ecological aspects of animal behaviour adaptations: foraging, mating systems and reproductive strategies. Parental care. Social systems in animals. Predator-prey relationships. Life-history strategies.

ABCS 304: Public Health Zoology

Basic principles in parasitism, survey of animal parasites and vectors with emphasis onmorphology, lifecycle, pathogenesis. Parasite and vector control. Diseases of public health importance – HIV and AIDS, Zoonoses.

ABCS 303: Comparative Animal Physiology

Comparative physiology of digestion, respiration, circulation, osmoregulation and excretion. Sensory organs, nervous and muscular activity. Hormones, reproduction and related endocrine activities in animals.