Experiments in Animal Biology

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Experiments in Animal Biology

Code: 227689
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Duje Lisičić - Lectures
izv. prof. dr. sc. Ana Galov - Lectures
Lecturers: izv. prof. dr. sc. Ana Galov - Seminar
izv. prof. dr. sc. Duje Lisičić - Seminar

izv. prof. dr. sc. Ana Galov - Practicum
izv. prof. dr. sc. Duje Lisičić - Practicum
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Practicum 15
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
Learning outcomes

It is expected that the students will:
-understand the importance of experimental work for conceptual understanding of the class content
-master experiments that demonstrate concepts and processes relating to animal biology
-understand theoretical background of each experiment performed
-gain practical experience in experiments and methods suitable for primary and secondary school pupils
-be able to critically evaluate and asses methods and implement them in their future work as teachers
-be able to create or search for novel experiments suitable for pupils

Course content

Lectures, selected topics from fields:
Physiology and Anatomy - Digestion
Physiology and Anatomy - Blood coagulation
Physiology and Anatomy - Homeostasis
Physiology and Anatomy - Lung ventilation
Physiology and Anatomy - Functional anatomy and movement
DNA - Inheritance and replication
Ecology - organisms as biomarkers
Animal behaviour
Human behaviour
Cognition and memory
Behavioural ecology and modelling

Seminars
Observing the effects of exercise on the human body
Investigating factors affecting the heart rate of Daphnia
Preserving food
Measuring the vitamin C content of foods and fruit juices
Monitoring water pollution with invertebrate indicator species
Describing and quantifying behaviour
Antipredator behaviour in whirligig beetles
Vigilance and group size effect: analysing behaviour in humans
Learning and Pavlov`s reflex
Prisoner dilemma
Modelling: Risk sensitive foraging

Exercises
How to extract DNA from animal tissue
Model of meiosis
Modelling effect of aspirin on blood clots
Modelling the human ventilation system
How much energy is there in food?
Investigating osmosis in chickens' eggs
Response of Sarcophaga larvae to environmental stimulus
Trail following in snails
Habituation in mosquito larvae
Measuring interobserver reliability
Measuring reaction time of a human nerve-controlled reaction
Literature:
9. semester
Izborni predmeti biologija / kemija / nastava - Regular study - Biology and Chemistry Education
Consultations schedule: