Course syllabus FYVRZ - Animal Physiology (FA - WS 2017/2018)

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Course code: FYVRZ
Course title in language of instruction: Fyziologie živočichů
Course title in Czech: Animal Physiology
Course title in English: Animal Physiology
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: WS 2017/2018
Name of lecturer: Ing. Aleš Pavlík, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
The aim is to extend overall information about molecular principle of physiological functions and performances of the animals. Student obtains knowledge about physiological processes at molecular and cellular level, and skill to evaluate particular biochemical processes of animal tissue.
Course contents:
1.Epithelial transport physiology (allowance 6/6)
2.Molecular physiology of growth (allowance 6/6)
3.Molecular neurophysiology (allowance 4/4)
4.Reproductive endocrinology (allowance 6/4)
5.Molecular biology of circadian rhythms (allowance 4/4)
6.Molecular physiology of muscular contraction (allowance 2/2)
7.Test (allowance 0/2)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-ability to work in interdisciplinary team
-ability to work independently
-capacity to learn

Specific competences:
-Ability of a comprehensive view of physiological processes in animal organism
-Ability to analyze acid-base balance parameters of blood
-Ability to analyze blood plasma biochemical indicators of animals
-Ability to analyze hematological parameters of animals
-Ability to use internal environment indicators for health and nutrition status evaluation

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice28 h
     preparation for exam84 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
To get to the exam is necessary: all seminars participations is compulsory, students will record the data from the practical works, 30 minutes written test.
After successful fulfillment of these conditions is the course finished with written and oral examination.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
REBarrett K.E., Donowitz M. Gastrointestinal transport – Molecular physiology. Academic Press. 2001. 543 s.
REGerencser G.A. Epithelial transport physiology. Humana Press. 2010. 488 s.
REHammond C. Cellular and molecular neurophysiology. 3rd edition. Academic Press. 2004. 406 s.
REChedrese P.J. Reproductive endocrinology, a molecular approach. Springer Science. 2009.361 s.
RELoughna P.T., Pell J.M. Molecular physiology of Growth. Cambridge University Press. 1996. 170 s.
RESehnal A. Molecular biology of circadian rhythms. Wiley-Liss. 2004. 283 s.


Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 06/26/2017.

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