Course unit partition: Cognomi A-L

Academic year 2010/11
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Zoologia (BIO/05)
Ambito aggregato per crediti di sede
Type of training activity
48 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
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Course unit partition: ZOOLOGY

Learning objectives

<p>The student will have to achieve the main instruments in order to describe animal structure  and function and to know the main animal taxa</p>


Elementary concepts of Biology usually acquired in secondary school courses.

Course unit content

 Basic notions about chemical composition of cell (lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids) - Subcellular structures and their functions: membranes, nucleus, mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, vacuoles - Differentiated animal cells, tissues, organs (basic notions) - Cell cycles and animal cell division - Cell death (necrosis and apoptosis) - Meiosis - Protozoa, morpologies and life cicles - Spermatogenesis and oogenesis - Chromosomes - Sex determination and sexual dimorphism - Sexual and asexual reproduction - Embrionic development (basic notions) - Level of organization, morphology, habitat, feeding, respiration, excretion, osmotic regulation of the main invertebrate and vertebrate groups- Basic of mammalian evolution - Basic concept of Ethology

Full programme

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<p>-HICKMAN et al.- Fondamenti di Zoologia, ed. McGraw-Hill(2005).</p>
<p>-Campbell & Reece - Biologia- Pearson, Paravia, B.Mondadori ed. <br />
-DORIT et al. - Zoologia, ed. Zanichelli. <br />
-MITCHELL et al. - Zoologia, ed. Zanichelli. <br />
-ARGANO et Al.- Zoologia Evoluzione e Adattamento, ed. Monduzzi <br />

Teaching methods

frontal lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

oral test

Other information

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