Semester: 4 / Spring
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 45 hours
Field of study: Veterinary Medicine
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: Chemistry, biophysics, anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, histology and embriology, biology.
Contact person: dr hab. Bożena Króliczewska/ Jolanta Bujok (lecture) /
Short description: The aim of the course is to know and understand the more important life processes occurring in the organisms of animals. During the classes, students learn the specificity of action of particular systems in the organism. They also get acquainted with the mechanisms merging and regulating. Moreover, students have the possibility to conduct unassisted measurements to assess proper actions of systems in the body. They make also microscope observations. These practical activities aim at acquiring skills to perform simple diagnostic research in animals and their interpretation.
Full description: General physiology. Nervous system and sense organs. Neurophysiological basis of animal behavior. Muscles. Internal secretion. Blood and lymph. The immune system as a system for systemic physiological regulation. The blood circulation. Lymph. Respiration and energy metabolism. Digestion and absorption. Thermoregulation. Elimination and regulation of water and mineral. Reproduction and lactation. Selected aspects of the physiology of birds.
Bibliography: 1. Reece W.O.: Physiology of domestic animals. Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia- London, 1991. 2. Swenson M.J.: Duke’s physiology of domestic animals. Cornell Univ. Press, Ithaka and London, 1993.
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: - the student defines the basic and detailed concepts of animal physiology has knowledge concerning the role of each system in the vital processes of the body, able to explain the mechanisms that occur in the body of animals - the student knows the function of the animal, can explain the mechanisms occurring in the systemic regulation to ensure stability of the internal environment-homeostasis - the student describes and understands the differences that occur in the functioning of the body-herbivorous animals, meat-and omnivorous Skills: - the student defines the relationships between the various organs and systems, indicates a risk that may result from abnormalities of individual systems, - the student demonstrates understanding of the needs and the need for lifelong learning for continuing professional development Social competences: - the student still deeper knowledge and improves knowledge - the student has the responsibility for the decisions to humans and animals
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Student holding credit exercises to assess, at least sufficient in both semesters, apply a written exam text (5 questions) in the examination session. The exam takes 90 minutes. If the exam is not counted in the first term student has the right to re-sit verbally within a bugfix.

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