VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY I
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide students with the information useful to know and understand the physiological mechanisms cellular physiology, blood physiology and sense functions.
Examples of integration of regulatory processes will be proposed in order to allow the students to use the knowledge and understanding gained in the course.
-Knowledge and understanding. The student will gain knowledge of the main principles of cellular and general veterinary physiology, functions of the organs and systems in domestic animals, taking also into account comparative aspects. The understanding of integration of the various functions will also be necessary.
-Applying knowledge and understanding. The student will gain capacity to use knowledge in order to identify and evaluate experimental data and descriptive graphs of functional characteristics of organisms.
-Making judgements. The student will acquire ability to understand and critically and independently discuss data and different research topics.
Communications. The student should be able to correctly use specialized terminology during his speech and should gain capacity to analyze logically and sequentially cause/effect sequences of physiological processes..
Course contents summary
The concept of homeostasis and its implications for the study of physiology will be introduced in the initial part of the course . The course will continue with the description of the main functional aspects of cells, paying particular attention to the description of the electrical phenomena, to introduce the description of the neuron physiology.
The next part of the course will be devoted to discuss the blood physiology, illustrating the main features and describing in detail the events of hemostasis.
The final part will be used to describe the physiology of sensory receptors and sensory organs.
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;5)STANFIELD "FISIOLOGIA" EDISES
Course topics will be addressed in lectures. In addition, practical training, seminars and educational visits will be proposed to integrate teorical lectures. All course materials will be made available to students.
Assessment methods and criteria
The acquisition of knowledge 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 demonstrate the ability to make connections between the various topic proposed