Course syllabus FYHZ - Physiology of Farm Animals (FA - WS 2017/2018)

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Course code: FYHZ
Course title in language of instruction: Fyziologie hospodářských zvířat
Course title in Czech: Physiology of Farm Animals
Course title in English: Physiology of Farm Animals
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: bachelor
Semester: WS 2017/2018
Name of lecturer: Ing. Aleš Pavlík, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
The subject is a theoretical foundation necessary for studies of the following subjects, i.e. animal and human nutrition, farm animal breeding, primary production of animal products and sensory analysis.
Course contents:
1.Physiology and animal husbandry relationship (allowance 2/2)
2.Function of body fluids (allowance 2/2)
3.Physiology of immune system (allowance 2/0)
4.Function of blood circulation and respiration system (allowance 0/2)
5.Function of digestive system (allowance 4/6)
6.Intermediary metabolism (allowance 2/4)
7.Function of vitamins (allowance 2/0)
8.Function of mineral elements (allowance 2/0)
9.Function of the kidneys and the skin (allowance 2/2)
10.Thermoregulation (allowance 2/2)
11.Physiology of reproduction (allowance 4/2)
12.Physiology of the mammary gland (allowance 2/0)
13.Neurohumoral regulation (allowance 4/2)
14.Test (allowance 0/2)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to work independently
-capacity to learn

Specific competences:
-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
-Knowledge of physiological processes in living organism

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
     practice12 h
     laboratory work12 h
     preparation for exam74 h
     preparation for regular testing7 h
     elaboration of reports7 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
REBONE, J. F. Animal anatomy and physiology. Virginia: Reston, 1979. 560 s. ISBN 0-8359-0220-X.
REJELINEK, P.,KOUDELA, K. a kol., Fyziologie hospodářských zvířat, MZLU Brno, 2003, ISBN 80-7157-644-1
REREECE, W. Physiology of domestic animals (2nd edition). Baltimore, Maryland: Carroll Cann, 1997. 464 s. ISBN 0-683-07240-4.
RESOVA, Z. a kol., Fyziologie hospodářských zvířat, SZN Praha, 1990, ISBN 80-209-0092-6


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

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