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BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION AND VERTEBRATE BIOLOGY - UNIT VERTEBRATE BIOLOGY
EVOLUZIONE BIOLOGICA E BIOLOGIA DEI VERTEBRATI MOD. BIOLOGIA DEI VERTEBRATI

VERTEBRATE BIOLOGY
BIOLOGIA DEI VERTEBRATI

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Loretta Guidi

Assigned to the Degree Course

Giorno Orario Aula

Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to show to the students the evolutionary aspects of Vetebrates in relation to adaptation to the environment and also the systematic and morphological characteristics of the main classes

Program

Teaching of Biological Evolution and Vertebrate Biology - mod. of Vertebrate Biology - Biological Sciences (L13)- Curriculum Naturalistic- Environmental, second year.

The course will cover the following topics in the order below.

Presentation of the course. Origin and evolution of vertebrates. Anatomical features of the organs and systems that form the body of the vertebrate. Development and adaptation to the environment. Tegumentary apparatus, digestive apparatus, respiratory apparatus, circulatory apparatus, uro-genital apparatus, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, endocrine system. Agnatha: origin, general characteristics and systematics. Gnathostomata: appearance of jaws and appendages and their evolutionary meaning. Chondroichthyes, Osteichthyes, Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves and Mammalia: origin and evolution, phylogenetic relationships, structural and functional adaptations, systematics and main characteristics of the different orders of the single classes.

Bridging Courses

Is recommended prerequisites with Animal Biology

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Acquisition of theoretical knowledge of advanced level in the field of Vertebrate Biology that will help understand the mechanisms and causes of current and historical of the Vertebrate distribution and adaptations.

Ability to independently use the acquired knowledge to understand and describe the adaptations acquired by vertebrates in relation to the environment.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

There are no activities to support teaching


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons

Course books

Erminio Giavini, Elena Menegola. Manuale di Anatomia Comparata. Casa Editrice EdiSES

F. Harvey Pough, Christine M. Janis, John b. Heiser. Zoologia dei Vertebrati. Casa Editrice Pearson

Cleveland P. Hickman, Jr Larry S. Roberts, Allan Larson. Diversità animale. Casa Editrice McGraw-Hill

Assessment

Oral exam

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Frontal lessons

Course books

Erminio Giavini, Elena Menegola. Manuale di Anatomia Comparata. Casa Editrice EdiSES

F. Harvey Pough, Christine M. Janis, John b. Heiser. Zoologia dei Vertebrati. Casa Editrice Pearson

Cleveland P. Hickman, Jr Larry S. Roberts, Allan Larson. Diversità animale. Casa Editrice McGraw-Hill

Assessment

Oral exam

Notes

The teacher makes available to students not attending the ppt of the lessons

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