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SC03100241, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SC1161, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COMPARATIVE ANATOMY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Biology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
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Teacher in charge LUCIA MANNI BIO/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses BIO/06 Comparative Anatomy and Citology 8.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 1.0 16 9.0 No turn
Lecture 7.0 56 119.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 ANATOMIA COMPARATA 2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 MANNI LUCIA (Presidente)
CIMA FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
7 Anatomia Comparata 2017/2018 01/10/2017 25/11/2018 MANNI LUCIA (Presidente)
CIMA FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)
6 ANATOMIA COMPARATA 2016-2017 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 MANNI LUCIA (Presidente)
CIMA FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Cell Biology and Histology (in order to can easily recognize the tissue organization of organs) and General Zoology and Systematics (in particular, chordate systematics)
Target skills and knowledge: To obtain a global vision of structure, development and evolution of vertebrates.
Examination methods: Written practical exam followed by an oral exam.
Assessment criteria: In the written practical exam, the ability to recognize and describe the vertebrate anatomical specimens showed to students during the laboratories will be evaluated. In the oral exam, the knowledge of treated issues during frontal lessons and the ability to link them each will be tested.
Course unit contents: Basic concepts on the comparative methods, analogy and homology. The chordate bauplan: Tunicates, Cephalochordates and Vertebrates. Early development, comparative embryology, embryonal origin of organs and their derivatives in adults. Structure and evolution of organs, vertebrates adaptations to different environments, with reference to the following systems: integument, skeleton, muscle, nervous, endocrine, alimentary, respiratory, circulatory, excretive and reproductive.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons in classroom.
Laboratory: microscopic and macroscopic analyses of specimens regarding the considered apparats/systems
Visit to the Zoological Museum of the University of Padova
Additional notes about suggested reading: Giavini E. Embriologia comparata dei vertebrati. Società Editrice Scientifica; Wolpert L. et al., 2000. Biologia dello sviluppo. Zanichelli; Zaniolo G., Guida alle esercitazioni di Anatomia Comaparata. Libreria Progetto Editore Padova.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • K. F. Liem, W. E. Bemis, W.F. Walker, L. Grande, Anatomia Comparata dei Vertebrati. Una visione funzionale ed evolutiva.. Napoli: EdiSES, --. Cerca nel catalogo