COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2016/2017
Year: 
3
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2018/2019
Course type: 
Supplementary compulsory subjects
Credits: 
6
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
60
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (60 hours)
Requirements: 

The course requires partial proficiency in main subjects of a biology course: english comprehension, mathematics, chemistry, physics, cytology and histology, comparative anatomy, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, general physiology.

Oral examination

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

A comparative physiology course intended for BSc students. The course is meant as follow up of the general physiology course and proposes up to date knowledge about comparative physiology. The structure function relationships of different organs will be approached considering also evolutionary aspects. Some examples in the animal kingdom will be exploited. The aim of the course is to promote a logical approach across the borders of various biological disciplines, a prerequisite to understand physiology.

Fundamentals of physiology
Food energy and temperature
Oxygen, carbon dioxide and internal transport
Water salts and excretion

Hill, Wise, Anderson, Animal Physiology, third edition, Sinauer;
lectures slides available on the e-learning website

Lectures

The lecturer meets students by appointment via e-mail.