Course: Invertebrate Zoology

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Course title Invertebrate Zoology
Course code KBI/ZOO53
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 9
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Petr Jan, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Ditrich Tomáš, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Classification, principles of biology and ecology of following groups of animals as well as principles of knowledge application in natural history teaching. 1. PARAZOA: Porifera (=Silicispongea + Calcispongea) 2. EPITHELIOZOA: Placozoa*, DIPLOBLASTICA: Cnidaria, Ctenophora ; 3. TRIPLOBLASTICA (= BILATERALIA): Acoelomorpha*, Mesozoa*; PROTOSTOMIA: Chaetognatha(?)*, Lophotrochozoa: Platyhelminthes I, 4. Lophotrochozoa: Platyhelminthes II., Syndermata (= Rotifera + Acanthocephala), Micrognathozoa*, Cycliophora*, Gnathostomulida*, Gastrotricha, Cycliophora*, Phoronida*, Brachiopoda*, Bryozoa, Entoprocta*, Nemertea, 5. Lophotrochozoa: Mollusca, Sipuncula*, 6. Lophotrochozoa: Echiura*, Annelida; 7. Ecdysozoa: Cephalorhyncha* (= Priapula, Kinorhyncha, Loricifera), Ecdysozoa: Nematoda, Nematomorpha, 8. Ecdysozoa: Onychophora, Tardigrada, Arthropoda, 9. Ecdysozoa: Arthropoda: Chelicerata, 10. Ecdysozoa: Arthropoda: Myriapoda, 11. Ecdysozoa: Arthropoda: Crustacea, 12. Ecdysozoa: Arthropoda: Hexapoda, I 13. Ecdysozoa: Arthropoda: Hexapoda, II, 14. DEUTEROSTOMIA: Hemichordata, Echinodermata. Note: * = only by informative way. Obligatory part of this course is laboratory practise. Practice Demonstrations, determinations and preparations 1. Porifera, Cnidaria, Platyhelminthes 2. Mollusca. morphology and anatomy of Helix pomatia, including morphology of the shell,. 3. Mollusca:; demonstration of selected gastropods, bivalvs, scaphopods, and cephalopods 4. Annelida: morphology and anatomy of earthworms (Lumbricus or Allolobophora). demonstrations of selected annelids including Polychaeta and leaches. 5. Nematoda, Rotifera; morphology, anatomy. 6. Arthropoda: Chelicerata: Arachnida: Scorpionida, Araneae, Acarina 7. Arthropoda: Crustacea: planktonic crustaceans (Daphnia, Bosmina, Leptodora), Cyclops, nauplius stage), and parasitic branchiurans (Argulus) 8. Arthropoda: Crustacea: morphology of crayfish (Orconectes), crab (Carcinus), examples of anisopods and isopods including terrestrial ones 9. Arthropoda: Myriapoda: Chilopoda and Diplopoda; Hexapoda: Collembola. 10. Arthropoda: Hexapoda: comparative morphology of Insecta 11. Arthropoda: Hexapoda: anatomy of Insecta (Periplaneta americana) 12. Arthropoda: . Hexapoda: Insecta: demonstration of Hemimetabola 13. Arthropoda: Hexapoda: Insecta: demonstration of Holometabola 14. Echinodermata; demonstration of selected representatives.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Demonstration, Laboratory
Learning outcomes
(1) Advancement of knowledge on diversity, biology, ecology, classification and phylogeny of invertebrates. (2) To offer of theoretical and application basis for education of childerns (3) To offer an overview on diversity of invertebrates through demonstrations of selected species as well as higher invertebrate taxa and their important structures
Student acquires knowledge on the biology and classification of invertebrate animals that are necessary for education of children. Ability to differentiate selected invertebrates and their structures. Ability to apply these skills in education of children.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

(1) To get an overview about diversity and classification of invertebrates as well as knowledge on their biology. (2) To gain more detailed knowledge on model invertebrate species (or their groups = higher taxa) applicable in education of children. (3) Knowledge of classification and invertebrate discrimination skills and demonstration of their diagnostic characters.
Recommended literature
  • - aktuální materiály k přednáškám k dispozici on line.
  • - aktuální materiály ke cvičení k dispozici on line.
  • ANDERSON D.T.:. Atlas of Invertebrate Anatomy. UNSW Press.Marickwille. (výběrově) 1996.
  • Anderson D.T. (ed.):. Invertebrate Zoology. (2nd ed.) Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, N. York. (výběr) 2001.
  • Buchar J. a kol.:. Klíč k určování bezobratlých.. Praha, Scientia, 1995.
  • BUCHAR J.:. Práce ze zoologie. Skriptum PřF UK, Karolinum, Praha. 1993.
  • Rosypal S. a kol.:. Nový přehled biologie. Scientia, Praha, 2003, 795 stran. ISBN 80-7183-268-5.
  • Sedlák E.:. Zoologie bezobratlých. Skriptum PřF MU, Brno. 2006.
  • STORCH V., WELSCH U.:. Kükenthal Zoologisches Praktikum. 26 Aufl. Gustav Fischer. Jena (výběrově). 2008.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Nature and Environmental Education (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Nature and Environmental Education (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer