Course: Zoology

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Course title Zoology
Course code UA/ZOOK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Drozd Bořek, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Bláha Martin, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
The course "Zoology" is divided into 2 parts (I and II). Each part is consisted of 7 lectures. I) Protostomia: "Protista" (Excavata, Alveolata), Opistokonta, Placozoa, Porifera, Cnidaria, Myxozoa, Ctenophora, Plathelminthes, Gastrotricha, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Rotatoria, Acanthocephala, Annelida, Tardigrada, Arthropoda, Sipunculida, Echiuridia, Mollusca, Myzostomida, Chaetognatha, Brachiopoda II) Deuterostomia: Echinodermata, Hemichordata. Chordates (Chordata: Tunicates (Urochordata), Lancelets (Acrania), Vertebrates (Vertebrata): "Cyclostomata" (Myxinoidea - hagfish, Petromyzontida - lampreys), Conodonta, "Ostracodermi", Jawed Vertebrates (Gnathostomata): Paleozoic armoured forms (Placodermi), Cartilaginous fish (Chondrichthyes), Paleozoic "spiny sharks" (Acanthodii), Ray-finned fish (Actinopterygii), Lobe-finned fish (Sarcopterygii), Four-legged vertebrates (Tetrapoda): Amphibians (Lissamphibia), Reptiles (Reptilia), Birds (Aves), Mammals (Mammalia)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Projection, Laboratory
  • Preparation for classes - 53 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 34 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 13 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Course "Zoology" is aimed on taxonomy and biology of the main zoological lineages in order to familiarization of students with invertebrate and vertebrate taxonomy (including phylogenetic relations), morphology, anatomy, and understanding of biological role of particular zoological units within natural and man-influenced biocoenoses.
After passing of course "Zoology" student will have the basic knowledge of topic of zootaxonomy and biology of invertebrates and vertebrates for understanding of biological importance of particular lineages in biocoenoses.
Prerequisites
Passing of course "Basics of biology" (or an analogous course at other faculties or universities) is required for enrolment in course "Zoology". Credit passing is conditioned by active participation during practices (during consultation lessons) and by successful passing of credit test. Final oral exam is consisted of two parts: 1) theoretical knowledge (understanding of zoological system and taxonomical features of particular evolutionary lineages), 2) practical knowledge (determination and classification of organisms using of native, fixed preparates/specimens, figures, etc.).
VURH/ZBB
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VURH/ZBBK

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Test

Active participation during practices (consultation lessons), study of literature.
Recommended literature
  • Anděra, M. (ed.) (1998-2001). Edice Svět zvířat (I.-XII.). Albatros, Praha.
  • Brusca, R.C., Brusca, G.J. (2002). Invertebrates. 2nd edition, Sinauer Publisher.
  • Buchar, J., Ducháč, V., Hůrka, K., Lellák, J. (1995). Klíč k určování bezobratlých. 1. vydání, Scientia, Praha.
  • Gaisler, J., Zima, J. (2007). Zoologie obratlovců. 2. vydání, Academia, Praha.
  • Hausmann, K., Hülsmann, N. (2003). Protozoologie. Academia Praha.
  • Jameson, E.W. (1981). Patterns of Vertebrate Biology. Springer Verlag.
  • Pough, F.H., Heiser, J.B., McFarland, W.N. (1996). Vertebrate Life. Prentice Hall.
  • Rosypal, S a kol. (2003). Nový přehled biologie. 1. vydání, Scientia, Praha.
  • Ruppert, E. E. , Barnes, R. D. (1996). Invertebrate Zoology. Saunders College Publishing.
  • Různí autoři. Atlasy a klíče k naší fauně bezobratlých a obratlovců (hlavně z nakladatelství Academia).
  • Sigmund, L., Hanák, V., Pravda, O. (1994). Zoologie strunatců. 1. vydání, Karolinum, Praha.


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): Protection of Waters (2020) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
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: Summer
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: Summer
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: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters Study plan (Version): Protection of Waters (2021) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer
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: Summer