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

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Course code: FYZV
Course title in language of instruction: Fyziologie zvířat
Course title in Czech: Animal Physiology
Course title in English: Animal Physiology
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (11 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 4/4 (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 aim is to present overall information about the functions and performances of the animal organism, i.e. the knowledge necessary for studies of the following subjects -- general animal husbandry, nutrition, reproduction, breeding the respective farm animals, zoohygiene and prevention of diseases.
Course contents:
1.1. Physiology and animal husbandry relationship; Animal organism and external environment (allowance 2/0)
2.2. Function of body fluids and haemoplastic organs; Heart, blood and lymphatic circulation; Gas exchange between the air and the blood (allowance 8/20)
3.3. Physiology of immune system (allowance 3/0)
4.4. Function of digestive system; stomach, rumen, small intestine, colon digestion; liver function (allowance 10/8)
5.5. Intermediary metabolism (allowance 3/4)
6.6. Function of vitamins (allowance 3/0)
7.7. Function of micro and macro elements (allowance 3/0)
8.8. Excretion; physiology of skin and its derivatives (allowance 4/6)
9.9. Thermoregulation (allowance 2/2)
10.10. Neurohumoral regulation, adaptation, stress (allowance 8/4)
11.11. Reproduction (allowance 6/4)
12.12. Lactation (allowance 2/2)
13.13. Physiology of muscular system (allowance 2/2)
14.14. Physiology of ontogenesis and grow of animal; Test (allowance 2/4)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to work independently
-capacity to learn
-general knowledge

Specific competences:
-A capability to define basic physiological characteristics of farm animals with regard to their performance
-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
     lecture56 h
     practice28 h
     laboratory work28 h
     consultation28 h
     preparation for exam112 h
     preparation for regular assessment28 h
     elaboration of reports28 h
Total308 h
Assessment methods:
To get to the exam is necessary: all seminars participations is compulsory, students will record the data from the practical works, two 30 minutes written test (minimum of successful points is 70 %).
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 physiologyVirginiaReston19790-8359-0220-X
REJELÍNEK, P. -- KOUDELA, K. et al.Fyziologie hospodářských zvířatV BrněMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita200380-7157-644-1
REREECE, W.Physiology of domestic animals (2nd edition)Baltimore, MarylandCarroll Cann19970-683-07240-4
RESOVA, Z. et al.Fyziologie hospodářských zvířatPrahaSZN199080-209-0092-6
RETROJAN, S. et al.Lékařská fyziologiePrahaGrada Publishing200380-247-0512-5


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