zoological science zoology

Zoological Science aka Zoology is a specialized branch of biology focussed on animal life. It is closely related to the study of the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, behaviors of animals. Zoologists study  and analyse topics such as molecular evolution, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, behavior and community ecology and with applied aspects that range from fauna conservation and pest management to stream ecology and water quality studies. This field  provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the structure, function, diversity and evolution of animals, as well as the interaction of animals with each other and the environment. Zoologist often find employment in one of these broad categories:

  • Anatomist or Physiologist
  • Bio technologist
  • Bio chemist
  • Botanist
  • Microbiologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Life Scientist
  • Zoologist

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A Zoology degree enables professionals to acquire scientific based knowledge for conservation, protection and care for animals, including native wildlife, and pets and farm animals.

Zoology studies  allow students to develop greater scientific understanding of how animals function and interact with their habitat, from their ecology and evolution, to physiology and biochemistry of tissues and major organs systems, as well as structure and function of biomolecules and cells. The course focusses on the investigating ecology, evolution, physiology, growth, reproduction, genetics, and conservation biology.

New South Wales: NSW

Western Australia: WA

Victoria : VIC

Queensland : QLD


Typical job activities

  • plan  and undertake experiments for studying, measurement and understanding marine animals and plants
  • investigate the interrelationships between animals in their natural surroundings, in captivity and in labs
  • study forms and structures of bodily organs and tissues by  observation, dissection and microscopic examination
  • investigate chemical structure and function of cells and organs and tissues in animals, plants, and micro-organisms
  • study growth and characteristics of micro-organisms, such as bacteria, algae and fungi, and effects on plants, animals and humans for the  development of medical, veterinary, industrial, environmental and other applications
  • examine micro-organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and enzymes, and use  knowledge gained to produce and develop new, and improve current, products, materials and processes
  • design and conduct experiments, make observations and measurements, research , analyse data, prepare or supervise preparation of lab reports and scientific papers, present findings at scientific meetings and conferences
  • investigate  effects of environmental factors, such as rainfall, temperature, sunlight, soil, topography and disease, on plant growth

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