Course syllabus MFYHZ - Morphology and Physiology of Farm Animals (FA - WS 2017/2018)

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Course code: MFYHZ
Course title in language of instruction: -- item not defined --
Course title in Czech: Morphology and Physiology of Farm Animals
Course title in English: Morphology and Physiology of Farm Animals
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 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. Kristina Kharkevich (instructor)
Ing. Lucie Kratochvílová (instructor)
Ing. Petr Sláma, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
The aim is to obtain knowledge about the tissues and the carcass body structure, organ functions and the physiological basis of farm animals production features.
Course contents:
1.Characteristics of food components of animal origin, animal tissues - morphological and functional characteristics (allowance 0/4)
2.Function of body fluids, immune system (allowance 4/4)
3.Skeletal system, muscular groups of cattle and pigs (allowance 0/4)
4.Anatomy and function of digestive and respiratory system, metabolism (allowance 6/6)
5.Vitamins and microelements function (allowance 4/0)
6.Anatomy and function of the mammary gland, male and female reproductive organs (allowance 6/4)
7.Thermoregulation, excretion, anatomy and function of skin and its derivatives (allowance 2/0)
8.Neurohumoral regulation, adaptation, stress (allowance 6/0)
9.Anatomy of birds and fish (allowance 0/2)
10.Test (allowance 0/2)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-capacity to learn
-general knowledge

Specific competences:
-A capability to define basic anatomical and morphological characteristics of animals with regard to their performance
-A capability to define basic physiological characteristics of animals with regard to their performance
-Ability to distinguish different animal tissues and organs at the macroscopic and microscopic level
-Ability to distinguish different cell structures and their function

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
     practice24 h
     laboratory work4 h
     consultation28 h
     preparation for exam28 h
     preparation for regular assessment28 h
     elaboration of reports28 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
Written and oral examination
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQJELÍNEK, K.Morfologie jatečných zvířatBrnoMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně200180-7157-504-6
RQJELÍNEK, P. -- KOUDELA, K. et al.Fyziologie hospodářských zvířatV BrněMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita200380-7157-644-1
RQFyziologie domácích zvířatPrahaGrada199880-7169-547-5
RQBONE, J F.Animal anatomy and physiologyVirginiaReston19790-8359-0220-X
RQThe anatomy of the Domestic AnimalsPhiladelphiaW. B. Saunders Company1945
RQREECE, W.Physiology of domestic animals (2nd edition)Baltimore, MarylandCarroll Cann19970-683-07240-4


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

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