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Scuola di Agraria e Medicina Veterinaria
ANIMAL CARE - TUTELA DEL BENESSERE ANIMALE
Insegnamento
COMPARATIVE ANIMAL ANATOMY
AVP7077517, A.A. 2017/18

Informazioni valide per gli studenti immatricolati nell'A.A. 2017/18

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea in
ANIMAL CARE - TUTELA DEL BENESSERE ANIMALE
AV2378, ordinamento 2017/18, A.A. 2017/18
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Curriculum Percorso Comune
Crediti formativi 9.0
Tipo di valutazione Voto
Denominazione inglese COMPARATIVE ANIMAL ANATOMY
Sito della struttura didattica http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento di Biomedicina Comparata e Alimentazione (BCA)
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE
Sede LEGNARO (PD)

Docenti
Responsabile MARCO VINCENZO PATRUNO VET/01
Altri docenti CRISTINA BALLARIN VET/01

Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
BASE Discipline biologiche VET/01 9.0

Modalità di erogazione
Periodo di erogazione Secondo semestre
Anno di corso I Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Organizzazione della didattica
Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Corso
Ore Studio
Individuale
Turni
ESERCITAZIONE 4.0 32 68.0 Nessun turno
LEZIONE 5.0 40 85.0 Nessun turno

Calendario
Inizio attività didattiche 26/02/2018
Fine attività didattiche 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisiti: Students are required to have knowledge of general and cell biology.
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: The purpose of the course is to give students a useful knowledge of apparatus and organs of the most common species of wild and laboratory animals. Students will be able to describe and identify as well as understand relationships between organs and the adaptive changes they have undergone during evolution.
Modalita' di esame: Written and practical test
Criteri di valutazione: The examination will cover both practical and theoretical learning objectives.
Evaluation criteria include degree of knowledge of acquired information, understanding of the relationship/integration between different body systems, ability to explain the diverse adaptation to environment, acquisition of the correct anatomical terminology.
Contenuti: The course will focus on structural and functional evolution of selected organ systems in representative species among vertebrates.
One part of the course will review the principals of the comparative anatomy and the evolutionary relationships among vertebrates. In the remainder of the course, structure of organs and their organization will be interpreted in terms of their embryological development, morphological and functional adaptations (in big cats, elephants, giraffes and cetaceans). The course presents the microscopic and gross anatomy of selected carnivores, herbivores, lagomorphs, rodents, fishes, birds, reptiles, utilizing laboratory applications as a basis for anatomical understanding. Other disciplines such as histology will also be included when they assist in anatomical comprehending.
Lectures, laboratories and seminars will be included as part of the course. The laboratory part will require the active participation of students in the dissection and examination of major organ systems. The laboratory is a required part of the course.

The course lectures cover:
- Development and organization of the animal body plan
- Muscoskeletal system of vertebrates and adaptation for terrestrial locomotion, swimming and flight (8hrs)
- Integumentary system and sense organs (6 hrs)
- Digestive system (6hrs)
- Respiratory system (4 hrs)
- Urinary system (4 hrs)
- Reproductive system (6 hrs)
- Heart (4hrs)
The laboratory part of the course includes:
- The dissection of bony and cartilaginous fishes, reptiles (Testudines and Squamata orders), birds (chicken, pigeon) and mammalian cadavers in necropsy room.
- The study of skeleton in the comparative osteology room.
- The study of the organ structure in the microscope room
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: The course includes 40 hours of lectures, 32 hours of lab sessions and hands on activities to reinforce anatomical principles discussed in lecture sessions. Practical activities are based on participative interaction, with group discussion and evaluation tests. A computer facilitated study using animal anatomy software will help students in identifying relationships and locations of anatomical structures as well as practicing anatomical vocabulary.
On completion of this course, the student shall be able to:
1. Identify significant portions of the major organ systems of most wild and laboratory animals
2. Describe and explain the functional morphology of adult structures in vertebrates using proper terminology.
3. Dissect vertebrates with confidence.
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: Slides used for lessons are available on Moodle platform (https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/).

Optional supplementary readings:
- Gillian m and David R. N. Custance King. Colour Atlas of Vertebrate Anatomy: An Integrated Text and Dissection Guide. Blackwell.
- De Iuliis, G. & Pulera, D. 2011. The Dissection of Vertebrates: A Laboratory Manual, 2nd Edition. Academic Press.
- Cozzi B, Huggenberger S, Oelschlager H. 2017. Anatomy of Dolphins. Academic Press.

- Patruno. Lab practical of veterinary histology. Cortina (Padova).
Testi di riferimento:
  • Liem, K.F., Bemis, W.E., Walker Jr., W.F. & Grande, L. Functional, Anatomy of the Vertebrates: An Evolutionary Perspective, 3rd Edition. --: Brooks/Cole, --.