Course: Fish Anatomy and Physiology

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Course title Fish Anatomy and Physiology
Course code UA/AFRK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Dvořák Petr, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. structure and function of skeleton and muscular systeme 2. structure and function of epidermis and epidermal organs 3. structure of gills and physiology of fish respire 4. heart and blood circulation, blood physiology and morphology of blood elements 5. digest system including related glands, metabolism of nutrients, structure and function of gas bladder 6. structure of kidney and fish secretion physiology 7. structure and physiology of fish reproduction 8. endocrine glands and function of their products 9. fish ontogenesis Model fish will be common carp and brown trout, other fish will be mentioned in case of morphological or physiological differences from model.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Monitoring, Demonstration, Projection, Laboratory
  • Class attendance - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 70 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 20 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Content of the course will be study of anatomy of particular organ systems, structure and function of skeleton and muscular systems, structure and function of epidermis and epidermal organs, structure of gills and physiology of fish respire, heart and blood circulation, blood physiology and morphology of blood elements, digest system including related glands, metabolism of nutrients, structure and function of gas bladder, structure of kidney and fish secretion physiology, structure and physiology of fish reproduction, endocrine glands and function of their products. One of the chapters will be also ontogenesis. Model fish will be common carp and brown trout, other fish will be mentioned in case of morphological or physiological differences from model species.
The essential knowledge of fish anatomy and physiology.
Prerequisites
The essential knowledge of fish anatomy and physiology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination, Test, Seminar work

Submission and defense of seminary paper. Correct answering of the credit written test questions. Correct answering 3 questions of oral examination.
Recommended literature
  • Baruš V., Oliva, O. a kol. Mihulovci a ryby I. Praha, AV ČR, 1995.
  • Dvořák, P. a kol. Anatomie a fyziologie ryb 1.díl. Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích - Ekonomická fakulta, 2008.
  • Evans, H., D. The physiology of fishes. CRC Press, Inc., 1993.
  • Grodzinski, Z. Anatomia i embriologia ryb. PWRIL Warszawa, 1981.
  • Hanel L., Lusk S.:. Ryby a mihule České republiky. ČSOP Vlašim, 2005.
  • Holčík, J. Ichtyologia. Bratislava, Příroda, 1997.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Fishery (2021) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Protection of Waters (2020) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Fishery (2019) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Fishery (2020) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Protection of Waters (2021) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Fishery (2018) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter