VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY I
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge of the main physiological functions of domestic animals in a homeostatic perspective.
Course contents summary
Homeostasis. Cell structure and function, nucleus, cytoplasm and cell membrane.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE NEURONS AND RECEPTORS
Structure and functions of neurons. Propagation of nerve impulses. Signal trasmission at synapses. Sensory receptors and adaptation. Somatic sensations. Pain sensations. Neuromuscolar junction.
PHYSIOLOGY OF SENSES
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE BLOOD
Functions and properties of blood. Blood cells, plasma and serum. Plasma proteins.
Red blood cells: anatomy, physiology, life cycle. Types of white blood cells and their functions. Hemostasis and blood clotting. Blood groups.
1) O.V. SJAASTAD, K. HOVE, O. SAND "FISIOLOGIA DEGLI ANIMALI DOMESTICI" CASA EDITRICE AMBROSIANA. 2) L. SHERWOOD, H. KLANDORF, P.YANCEY "FISIOLOGIA DEGLI ANIMALI- DAI GENI AGLI ORGANISMI. 3) J.G. CUNNINGHAM "MANUALE DI FISIOLOGIA VETERINARIA" , ANTONIO DELFINO EDITORE;
4) GUYTON AND HALL "FISIOLOGIA MEDICA", PICCIN, PADOVA;
Theorectical lessons and practical training
Assessment methods and criteria