VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY II
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide students with the information to understand the mechanisms responsible for the regulation of muscolar, cardiovascular and respiratory function. Examples of integration of regulatory processes will be proposed in order to allow the student to use the knowledge and understanding gained in the course
Course contents summary
In the module , skeletal and smooth muscle function as well as cardiovascular physiology will be described, including regulatory mechanisma involved in the control of heart function, vasomotility, blood flow and arterial pressure.
The following part of the course will deal with respiratory function, describing in detail ventilation and its control,gas diffusion and transport.
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", Zanichelli Editore.
3) A.C. Guyton e J.E. Hall "Fisiologia medica", edzioni Elsevier.
Course topics will be addressed in lectures. In addition, practical training, seminars and educational visits will be proposed to integrate teorical lectures. All course material will be made available to students.
Assessment methods and criteria
The acquisition of knowledgs and understanding with regard to issues covered by the course will be tested by means of an oral examination. During the interview, the student must also show the ability to make connections among the various topics proposed.