Animal Biology

A.Y. 2020/2021
5
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/05
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to give the student the basis of animal life organization at the level of molecules, cells, tissues and organisms. Correlation between structures and functions. Environment adaptation: nutrients and energy cycles, homeostasis.
Principal concepts of developmental biology and environmental related evolutionary developmental biology.
Information will be given about the morpho-functional aspects of the most important phyla in the animal kingdom, with emphasis about phyla of agriculture interest as Anellida, Mollusca, Arthropoda and Chordata (Vertebrates), in addition elements about the small phyla will be furnished, to have a comprehensive picture of the matter, with focus on different basic structure of animal organisms. The student will gain a comprehensive vision of Zoological disciplines, in the framework of the evolutionary theory , together the basic ideas about the different schools concerning the classification of the animal kingdom. A special attention will be given to the ecosystem approach, in the framework of the development of a sustainable agriculture. A relevant objective of the lessons will be to furnish materials for a correct management of agriculture systems, concerning production and protection, with this purpose the basic knowledge about the relations between animals and the other living creatures will be furnished (symbiosis, competition, parasitism, predation).
Expected learning outcomes
Principles of animal biology and embryology, the theory and practice of animal classification and identification.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
The aim of the course is to give the student the basis of animal life organization at the level of molecules, cells, tissues and organisms. Correlation between structures and functions. Environment adaptation: nutrients and energy cycles, homeostasis. Principal concepts of developmental biology and environmental related evolutionary developmental biology. Information will be given about the morpho-functional aspects of the most important phyla in the animal kingdom, with emphasis about phyla of agriculture interest as Nematoda, Anellida, Mollusca, Arthropoda and Chordata Vertebrates, in addition elements about the small phyla will be furnished, to have a comprehensive picture of the matter, with focus on different basic structure of animal organisms. The student will gain a comprehensive vision of Zoological disciplines, in the framework of the evolutionary theory , together the basic ideas about the different schools concerning the classification of the animal kingdom. A special attention will be given to the ecosystem approach, in the framework of the development of a sustainable agriculture. A relevant objective of the lessons will be to furnish materials for a correct management of agriculture systems, concerning production and protection, with this purpose the basic knowledge about the relations between animals and the other living creatures will be furnished (symbiosis, competition, parasitism, predation).
Course syllabus
The topics of the course are based on the development of animal organisms and their phylogenetic relationship. The following topics will be addressed: thermal, idric-saline and population homeostasis, fertilisation, zygote, gastrulation and embryonic development up to organogenesis.
Apparatus: Digestive, Respiratory, Circulatory, Excretory, Musculoskeletal.
Systems: Nervous (CNS, SNP), Immune
Prerequisites for admission
The knowledge to deal with the animal biology course includes the principles of organic and inorganic chemistry and physics.
Teaching methods
DAD in Teams, the lessons will be recorded and made available together with support material on the server 159.149.160.72 usr pwd anonymous01 as well as at the specific request of the students on Ariel.
Teaching Resources
Biologia. E. P. Solomon, C. E. Martin, D. W. Martin, L. R. Berg. EDISES
Eserciziario di Biologia Animale Audisio, De Biase, Nicoletti, Scarì EDISES
Biologia S.L. Wolfe - P.J. Russell - P.E. Hertz - C. Starr - B. McMillan EDISES
and papers on server 159.149.160.72 which the student can access with a password provided during the course (anonymous01)
Assessment methods and Criteria
the assessment criterion is based on the verification of knowledge acquired through a oral task including open-ended questions in order to give the possibility to describe animal development apparatus or models
BIO/05 - ZOOLOGY - University credits: 5
Laboratories: 16 hours
Lessons: 24 hours
Professor: Scari' Giorgio
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Reception:
Appointment needed
Dept of Bioscience