14D2I12 - Physiology of farm animals

Course specification
Course titlePhysiology of farm animals
Type of studyPhD academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
  1. prof. dr Miodrag Lazarević
  2. prof. dr Danijela Kirovski
  3. prof. dr Natalija Fratrić
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionEnrolled semester in which subject is scheduled
      The goalTo prepare students for functional and deeper approach to specific knowledge acquired at the basic course of Physiology. To enable students for complex over - viewing of different physiological processes in animals body and to create basis for understanding changes in organs functioning during diseases.. To assure efficient acquiring of knowledge in other similar subjects and to make easier understanding and follow up of the current literature in this subject matter.
      The outcomeAfter successful finishing course, students will acquire following knowledge: detailed understanding of physiological processes, mechanisms and principles of their regulations in domestic animals organisms, information about functions of organ systems, specificity of physiological processes in different domestic animals species.
      Contents of lecturesHomeostasis (parameters, regulatory systems), Physiology of blood (characteristics and composition, RBC physiology, Le physiology, Tr physiology), Functional organisation of the immune system and cellular basis of immunity, Heart and circulation physiology, Physiology of respiration, Physiology of digestive organs (food digestion and resorption, physiological and metabolic liver functions), Energetic and quantitative metabolism, Thermoregulation, Vitamins, Physiology of kidneys (excretory function, concentrating and diluting kidney function, role of kidneys in acid-base balance, endocrine kidney function), Physiology of skin, Physiology of mammary gland, Humoral regulation of functions (definition, partition, mechanisms of hormone action, endocrine glands, tissue hormones), Membrane resting potential, Muscle physiology, Nervous system and senses.
      Contents of exercisesIndependent investigations
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingTheoretical, preparation of seminars, public presentation and defense
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lectures10Test paper70
      Practical lessonsOral examination