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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Course unit
ANIMAL BIOLOGY
AVP4067774, A.A. 2015/16

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
AG0056, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ANIMAL BIOLOGY
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch LEGNARO (PD)

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANDREA BATTISTI AGR/11

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
AVP4067773 BIOLOGY LIVIO TRAINOTTI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses BIO/01 General Botanics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 2
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 2
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2015
End of activities 28/01/2016
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus

Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: 1st credit: The biomolecules and their importance in animals. Traits of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells in relation to animals.
2nd credit: Sexual reproduction (meiosis and heredity laws) and its diversification in animals.
3rd credit: The peculiarities of the animal cell division and its control. Cytology with special attention to its distinctive features in different tissues: nervous, muscle, bone, blood, epithelium.
4th credit: Nutrition. Trophic specialization and food webs. Nutritional symbiosis. Gas exchanges: gills, lungs, tracheal systems. Hemoglobin and other oxygen-transport proteins. Nitrogen metabolism
5th credit: Movement and body structure. Nervous system. Sense organs. Main hormones and their regulation, feedback mechanisms.
6th credit: Animals of applied interest in agriculture and forestry. Protists, nematodes, molluscs, earhtworms, arthropods, vertebrates. Ecological importance and biodiversity. Classification.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course will include 32 hours of teaching on the theoretical bases of animal biology.
The pratical activity (16 hours) will include 8 hours of presentation of traits of the main animal groups relevant to agriculture, and 8 hours of laboratory work on the microscopic analysis of morphological and functional traits of animals relevant to agriculture.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The textbook for the course is:

Raven et al. (2014) Biology. MacGraw Hill.

Additional material will be made available to students through the Moodle platform of the School at

https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/login/index.php

The students may contact the teacher through the forum available on the Moodle platform or through e mail
andrea.battisti@unipd.it
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Raven et al., Biologia. Padova: Piccin, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo