Course: Biology of Reproduction in Vertebrates

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Course title Biology of Reproduction in Vertebrates
Course code KZO/391
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In academic years starting with an even year (e.g. 2016/2017), in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Burda Hynek, prof. RNDr. CSc.
  • Šumbera Radim, prof. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of lectures: Why to study reproductive biology? Development of reproductive systems. Comparative and functional morphology of the male genital and gonads, spermatogenesis, physiology a endocrinology of male reproduction. Comparative and functional morphology of the female genital and gonads, oogenesis and follicelgenesis, physiology a endocrinology of female reproduction. pregnancy, ovoposition, parturition, lactation. Etho-ecology and endocrinology of reproduction: courtship, mating and mating systems, parental care, pheromones, puberty, dispersal, life histories, etc. Content of practices:

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Individual preparation for exam
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Learning of the fundamental principles of the anatomy and physiology of reproductive organs of vertebrates, with the behavioural and ecological backgrounds, as a prerequisite for full understanding of behavioural ecology, sociobiology and various general aspects of evolution.
The graduate is capable to orient in the complex of ecology / biology of reproduction and to apply the gained knowledge, concepts and methodology of this discipline in own research. Through gaining insight into the given discipline, the graduate's capability to inter- and multidisciplinary analytic and synthetic reasoning increases.
Prerequisites
no requirements

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

assessed 50% in written exam
Recommended literature
  • Knobil, E., Neil, D. (eds. ): Encyclopaedia of reproduction. Volumes 1-4. Academic Press, San Diego, 1998. Relevantní kapitoly v učebnicích anatomie a fyziologie člověka a živočichů, etologie a zoologie, jakož i statě v odborném písemnictví, jež budou specifikovány v průběhu přednášky..


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Zoology (1) Category: Biology courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Zoology (1) Category: Biology courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2016) Category: Agriculture and forestry - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Zoology (1) Category: Biology courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2016) Category: Agriculture and forestry - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer