GENERAL ZOOLOGY - Evolutionary apporach. Prokaryotes (Monera) and eukaryotic (Protists, Fungi, Plants and Animals). Autotrophic and heterotrophic organisms. What is an animal. Elements of reproduction in animals.
FUNDAMENTALS OF TAXONOMY: concept of species and speciation, wildlife and native species, animal biodiversity, main categories systematic zoological nomenclature.
INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY: basics on arthropods (crustaceans, insects and arachnids) of veterinary interest.
VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY: Classification of chordates, principal morphological and veterinary interest: cartilaginous and fin fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals.