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Applied Animal Physiology

Code: 171763
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Duje Lisičić - Lectures
prof. dr. sc. Vesna Benković - Lectures
doc. dr. sc. Sofia Ana Blažević - Lectures
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Vesna Benković - Seminar
izv. prof. dr. sc. Duje Lisičić - Seminar
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
LEARNING OUTCOMES

1) Compare similarities and differences between human and animal physiology during similar physiological disturbances
2) Analyse the treatment of various human clinical disorders
3) Evaluate the importance of natural animal models as a solution to human diseases
4) Identify special adaptations in animal organism and physiological process that underlie behind those adaptations
5) Describe and justify methods that involve treatment of human diseases based on the study of natural animal models

COURSE CONTENT

1) Introduction into Comparative physiology, value of animal models in applied physiology and clinical medicine
2) Diabetes mellitus bird`s adaptation to high blood glucose
3, 4). Chronic renal failure in humans Hibernation in mammals and adaptation of nitrogen metabolism,
5) Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease atherosclerosis in mammals
6) Fish as natural animal model in atherosclerosis
7) Disuse osteoporosis and Disuse Muscle Atrophy and physiological adaptation of naturally immobile animals
8) Ammonia tolerance, metabolism and ammonia toxicity
9) Ammonia and the fish CNS
10) Hypoxia ischemia and physiological adaptations in animals
11) High altitude accommodation and diseases
12) Deep sea workers and animals adapted to deep sea environment
13) Thermal tolerance and cryogenics
14) Ageing and long living
15) Future studies on animal models in applied physiology

Seminars themes are arranged based on the students` preferences during specific year of study
Literature:
  1. Michael A Singer: Comparative Physiology, Natural Animal Models and Clinical Medicine - Insight into Clinical Medicine from Animal Adaptations. Imperial College Press, Covent Garden, London, England
  2. Philip C Withers: Comparative Animal Physiology. 2nd edition.
  3. Randall D, Burggren W, French K: Eckert Animal Physiology 5th Ed.
  4. Moyes CD, Schulte PM: Principles of Animal Physiology, 2nd edition.
2. semester
Izborni predmeti - Regular study - Molecular Biology
Izborni predmeti - Regular module - Physiology and Immunobiology
Consultations schedule: