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Applied Sciences HND

Unit: Animal Biology


This Unit is designed to provide candidates with an awareness of the characteristics of animals within the major animal phyla, the relationship between structure and function of major types of animal tissues and awareness of the relationships between the structure of different animals and their life in different environments.

On completion of the Unit candidates should be able to:

  • Describe the main characteristics of the major animal categories.
  • Relate the structure of major animal tissues to function.
  • Relate animal body structure to function in different environments.
  • Perform practical laboratory investigations into animal body adaptations to different environments.


Aromatic Chemistry
Biochemistry: Theory and Practice
Cell Biology: Theory and Practice
DNA Structure and Function
Environmental Biology
Fundamental Chemistry: Theory and Practice
Fundamental Concepts of Inorganic Chemistry
Fundamental Concepts of Organic Chemistry
Fundamental Concepts of Physical Chemistry
Graded Unit 1: Investigation
Graded Unit 2 - Project
Human Body Structure and Function
Information Technology Applications Software
Instrumental Techniques: Theory and Practice 2
Instrumental techniques: Theory and Practice 1
Kinetics and Thermodynamics
Mathematics for Science 1
Microbiology: Theory and Practice
Physics for Science 1
Plant Biology
Presentation Skills in Science
Protein Structure and Function
Quality and Health and Safety Systems in the Science Industries
Statistics for Science
Transition Metal Chemistry


Applied Sciences HND


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