Course syllabus BIZV - Companion Animal Biology (FA - WS 2017/2018)

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Course code: BIZV
Course title in language of instruction: Biologie zájmových zvířat
Course title in Czech: Companion Animal Biology
Course title in English: Companion Animal Biology
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; master; master continuing
Semester: WS 2017/2018
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Petr Řezáč, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
The aim of the subject is to introduce students to the process of learning, nutrition and reproduction in dogs and cats.
Course contents:
1.Process of learning in dogs (allowance 4/0)
2.Genetic approach to dog training (allowance 2/4)
3.Ethological approach to dog training (allowance 2/4)
4.Importance of proteins, lipids, sugars, mineral elements and vitamins in dogs (allowance 4/3)
5.Dog nutrition (allowance 2/3)
6.Puberty; estrus; mating; pregnancy and parturition in dogs (allowance 4/4)
7.Cat behavior (allowance 2/2)
8.Cat nutrition (allowance 2/2)
9.Puberty; estrus; mating; pregnancy and parturition in cats (allowance 2/2)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-capacity to learn
-general knowledge

Specific competences:
-Ability to define intraspecies differences in companion animals
-Ability to define morphological and physiological chracteristics of companion animals
-Knowledge of biological needs of companion animals in relation to nutrition
-Knowledge of hobby animals biology
-Knowledges of biological needs of individual companion animals

Type of course unit: optional
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
     lecture24 h
     practice2 h
     seminar22 h
     field work10 h
     consultation30 h
     preparation for exam24 h
     writing of seminar paper28 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
Evaluation of participation in seminars and preparation and defence of a seminar work on the biology of dogs or cats are compulsory for credit. Credit is compulsory for final exam participation. The course is finished with 30 minutes oral exam (100% of the total mark).
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQŘEZÁČ, P.Chov zájmových zvířatV BrněMendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita200480-7157-744-8
RQMIKULICA, V.Poznej svého psa. Etologie a psychologie psaB.mDialog199280-85194-26-0
RQTAYLOR, D.Velká kniha o kočkáchBratislavaGemini199280-85265-39-7
RQEDNEY, A.Výživa psa a kočky. Příručka pro veterinární lékaře a studenty veterinární : medicínyPrahaCANIS199180-900820-9-2
REABRANTES, R. -- COUFALOVÁ, Z. -- RASMUSSEN, A. Řeč psů : encyklopedie psího chování. České Budějovice: DONA, 1999. 230 s. ISBN 80-86136-56-6.


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

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