ZOOL10010 Medical Zoology

Academic Year 2023/2024

This zoology module forms part of the core curriculum for first year medical students. It introduces students to a diverse array of animals of particular relevance to medical practice, explores concepts of human physiology from an evolutionary point of view, and highlights the usefulness and application of molecular genetics to modern medicine.

Show/hide contentOpenClose All

Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completing the module, students should:
1. display comprehensive knowledge of the biology of selected animals of medical significance;
2. understand the significance of the evolutionary process in shaping modern humans;
3. understand how molecular genetics informs modern medicine.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lecture dissemination
Independent literature research
Practical study
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Class Test: 1 hour MCQ Examination online Week 7 n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: 2 hour MCQ 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Lab Report: Laboratory based continuous assessment Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Dr John Finarelli Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Zixia Huang Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Graham Hughes Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Marcin Penk Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Megan Power Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Emma Teeling Lecturer / Co-Lecturer