Course syllabus P15-0028-B - Physiology of Animals (FBFS - SS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences
Course unit code:
Course unit title: Physiology of Animals
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
3 hours weekly / 39 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Agrobiotechnology /2014/ - bachelor (required), 4. semester
Applied Biology - bachelor (required), 4. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
In the course of the semester 2 written test for 20 points will be realized. Final written exam will be for 60 points. To obtain a mark A at least 93 points must be obtained for the evaluation of B at least 86 points, for C at least 79 points for mark D minimum 72 points and for E at least 64 points must be obtained.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Goal of the subject is to provide informations on functions of particular tissues, organs, and organ systems of animals. Student understands the basic physiological functions and is able to apply gained knowledge in the study of other subjects.
Course contents:
Explanation of the basic functions of all tissues and organ systems. Basic knowledge about internal milieau and biological regularities that determine the vital functions of animal body, depending on the ever-changing living conditions. Interactions of the main systems providing activity of cells, tissues and organs. Principles of management and control processes in the organ systems in the body as a entirety. Providing a comprehensive overview of the physiological aspects of human and animal metabolism.
Recommended or required reading:
KOVÁČIK, J. -- BULLA, J. -- CAPCAROVÁ, M. -- KALAFOVÁ, A. -- KOLESÁROVÁ, A. -- KROČKOVÁ, J. -- LUKÁČ, N. -- MASSANYI, P. Fyziológia živočíchov. 1st ed. Nitra : Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita, 2015. 414 p. ISBN 978-80-552-1290-6.

Kováčik, J. et al.: Fyziológia živočíchov, Nitra : SPU, 2012. - 178 s
Jelínek, P.: Fyziológie hospodářskych zvířat. Brno: MZLU, 2003.- 414 s.
Kováčik, J. et al. Fyziológia živočíchov. Nitra : SPU, 2009. - 183 s.
Kováčik, J. et al. Repetitórium z fyziológie živočíchov : (pracovný zošit), Nitra : SPU, 2009. - 61 s.

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 888

9,7 %5,3 %
9,8 %
13,9 %
51,0 %
10,3 %
Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Jozef Bulla, DrSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Marcela Capcarová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Anna Kalafová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Adriana Kolesárová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Anton Kováčik, PhD. (examiner, instructor)
prof. Ing. Jaroslav Kováčik, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
prof. Ing. Norbert Lukáč, PhD. (lecturer)
prof. MVDr. Peter Massanyi, DrSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Tomáš Slanina, PhD. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Filip Tirpák (instructor)
Ing. Jiřina Zemanová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Last modification:
16. 3. 2020
prof. Ing. Jaroslav Kováčik, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Martin Mastík, PhD. on 03/16/2020.

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