Bi3030en Animal Physiology

Faculty of Science
autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
doc. RNDr. Martin Vácha, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Pavel Hyršl, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Pavel Dobeš, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Mgr. Kateřina Tomanová, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Martin Vácha, Ph.D.
Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Martin Vácha, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Prerequisites
(! Bi3030 Animal physiology ) && (! NOWANY ( Bi3030 Animal physiology )) && ( PROGRAM ( M137 ) || ( SOUHLAS ))
After the successful completion of course, students should be able to: -discuss the problematics of physiological processes in animal groups living in diverse ecological environments; -survey contemporary knowledge of physiological homeostatic and regulation mechanisms in broad adaptive and evolutionary context; -describe details of physiological processes of a man; -discuss fundamental molecular principles of cell physiology -analyse cooperation among diverse homeostatic systems;
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course provides students with an understanding of how animals adapt physiologically to environmental challenges. All major physiological body systems and their cooperation are considered maintaining the homeostasis. After successful completion of course, students should be able to: i) discuss the problematics of physiological processes and adaptations in animal groups living in diverse ecological environments, ii) demonstrate knowledge of physiological homeostatic and regulation mechanisms in broad adaptive and evolutionary context, iii) show experience reading and analyzing scientific literature.
Learning outcomes
After the successful completion of course, students should be able to: -discuss the problematics of physiological processes in animal groups living in diverse ecological environments; -survey contemporary knowledge of physiological homeostatic and regulation mechanisms in broad adaptive and evolutionary context; -describe details of physiological processes of a man; -discuss fundamental molecular principles of cell physiology -analyse cooperation among diverse homeostatic systems;
Syllabus
  • 1. Position of physiology in hierarchy of sciences 2. Basic physiological principles 3. Homeostasis, adaptation and regulation 4. General neurophysiology 5. Energy and matter conversions - metabolism 6. Temperature - biological significance and thermoregulation 7. Size and proportion problem 8. Movement physiology 9. Body fluids physiology 10. Immunity system 11. Circulation 12. Respiration physiology 13. Digestion and absorption 14. Excretion a osmoregulation 15. Endocrine system 16. Nervous system 17. Special sensory physiology 18. Biorhytms
Literature
  • WILLMER, Pat, G. STONE and Ian A. JOHNSTON. Environmental physiology of animals. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 1999. x, 644. ISBN 063203517X. info
  • SHERWOOD, Lauralee, Hillar KLANDORF and Paul H. YANCEY. Animal physiology : from genes to organisms. Belmont, Calif.: Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2005. 1 sv. ISBN 0534554040. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical study by means of lectures, textbooks, web applications. Student's own presentation of physiological paper assigned.
Assessment methods
The final evaluation is based on: i) paper presentation, ii) written test and iii) oral exam. Presentation of paper assigned is a prerequisite for written test. It consists of 20 multiple choice questions. In case of success, selected questions are further discussed with a lecturer.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Information on course enrolment limitations: The course is offered also to incoming Erasmus students.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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