COMPARATIVE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΣΥΓΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΙΚΗ ΦΥΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΖΩΩΝ / COMPARATIVE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
CodeΖΟ.MGB.7.4
FacultySciences
SchoolBiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAthanasios i. Papadopoulos
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40001565

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Viologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 76
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses746

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
600167892
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Lectures are presented by Films, Power point presentations and CDs with self assesement tests, electronic communication with students. 1. Written examination on course material (50% of the final grade). Examination with answers on questions of knowledge. 2. Oral examination on material from lab exercises (10% of the final grade). 3. Presentation and in depth analysis of review papers relevant to the subject of Physiological Adaptations of Animals to Environment.
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the subject is the study by various approaches of the mecahnisms of adaptation the animals use in order to adapt to the environenment they leave wether it is constant (i.e. water, desert, air or land), or it is changing either due to pollution or due to climate. The approaches are at the level of whole organisms, or specific biochemical mechanisms or at the cellular level.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Comparative reproductive physiology. Determination of metabolic rate in animals. Aerobic and anaerobic metabolism in animals. Metabolic depression in animals. Environment and thermoregulation. Endothermic and exothermic animals. Thermoregulation in endothermic and exothermic animals.Adaptive principles in hypoxic environments. Adaptation of invertebrates to hypoxia. Adaptation of vertebrates to diving. Adaptation of vertebrates to high altitude. Osmoregulation of marine invertebrates to hypotonic and hypertonic environment. Osmoregulation of aquatic vertebrates. Osmoregulation of animals extreme conditions of land environment. Effect of temperature on cell functions. Ρegulatory mechanisms of loss and production οf metabolic heat. Thermoreguation mechanisms at extreme environmental condtions.
Keywords
ENERGY METABOLISM, OSMOREGULATION, THERMOREGULATION, CLIMATIC CHANGE, REPRODUCTION, NUTRITION
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
For the lesson and lectures are often used information gathered straigth forward from the internet accompanied by films and videos that are concidered usefull for in depth understanding of the information offered during the lecture. Also for the communication with the students is used the MOODLEs where are available announcements, lecture contents, power points with the homework, final results of various examinations.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures451.8
Laboratory Work90.4
Reading Assigment712.8
Written assigments210.8
Exams40.2
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
For the student evaluation are taken under consideration the follwoing: -50% written examination -40% oral presentation of review papers relevant to the suject of the lectures. The evaluation is made also by the rest of the students present during the presentation -10% oral examination of the practicals
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΙΚΗ ΦΥΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ
Additional bibliography for study
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Last Update
19-01-2021