COMPARATIVE ANIMAL ANATOMY AND HISTOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΣΥΓΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ ΑΝΑΤΟΜΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΙΣΤΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΖΩΩΝ / COMPARATIVE ANIMAL ANATOMY AND HISTOLOGY
CodeΖΟ.ENB.7.5
FacultySciences
SchoolBiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDionisios Youlatos
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40001566

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

Registered students: 14
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses745

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
600167893
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
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 (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of invertebrate and vertebrate taxonomy and morphology.
Learning Outcomes
Understanding of the evolutionary and functional context that has shaped the morphological diversity of vertebrates in multiple levels of structural organisation. Awareness through the appreciation of the evolutionary and adaptive dimensions of vertebrate past and present diversity. Practical techniques of anatomy of representative farm-raised chordates (trout, frog, pigeon, rat) with understanding of functional anatomy, identification of morphological characters with specific functional adaptations, techniques of optical microscopy and practice on techniques of tissue preparation for microscopic observations.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Principles of evolution and comparative anatomy. Principles of functional anatomy and ecological morphology. Comparative animal anatomy and evolution of Integument and derivatives, Skeletal system and Muscular system, Digestive and respiratory system, Circulatory system, Reproductive system and urogenital ducts, Nervous system and sense organs. Practicals on techniques of optical microscopy, techniques of tissue preparation (tissue resection, fixation, dehydration, infiltration and embedding in paraffin, sectioning with a microtome, mounting on microscope slides, clearing and staining and preparation of permanent mounts) for microscopic observations. Comparative anatomy of representative farm-raised chordates (trout, frog, pigeon, rat) on all the systems (skeletal, muscular,digestive and respiratory systems, circulatory, reproductive and urogenital systems, nervous system and sense organs).
Keywords
Evolution, comparative anatomy, histology, Chordates
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
Film projections, powerpoint presentations and self assessment, electornic communication with students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures261.0
Laboratory Work391.6
Written assigments602.4
Total1255
Student Assessment
Description
The students select and undertake group work which they present orally to the public. Public presentation accounts for 30% of the final grade At the end of the semester, students undertake written examinations on multiple choice and development questions. The written test accounts for 70% of the final grade
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Μ. Λαζαρίδου-Δημητριάδου.1993. Συγκριτική Ανατομία των Ζώων και Εξέλιξη της Δομής στα Χορδωτά,Εκδόσεις Γιαχούδη-Γιαπούλη
Additional bibliography for study
K. Kardong. 2012. Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution. Mc Graw Hill M. Hildebrand. 1998. Analysis of Vertebrate Structure. Wiley
Last Update
12-02-2021