ZOOLOGY (SURNAMES L-Z)
Stampa
Enrollment year
2021/2022
Academic year
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
BIO/05 (ZOOLOGY)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
Course
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Curriculum
PERCORSO COMUNE
Year of study
Period
(01/03/2022 - 14/06/2022)
ECTS
9
Lesson hours
72 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
WRITTEN AND ORAL TEST
Teacher
OMETTO LINO - 9 ECTS
Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of biology (cytology, physiology, genetics, etc.).
Learning outcomes
Learn the characteristics of animal organisms, in particular invertebrates. Understand the origin of the diversity of organisms and be able to recognize the processes that have shaped their evolutionary history.
Course contents
Conceptual bases, methods and fields of study of Zoology.
Concepts of phylogeny-ontogeny, homology, apomorphy, plesiomorphy, convergence, parallelism, adaptations; relationship between form and function; short history of the theory of evolution; evolutionary processes and mechanisms; bases of phylogenetics; biogeography.
Functions: protection, support and movement; nutrition; circulation and respiration; excretion and osmoregulation; immunity; nervous system; reproduction.
Structural plan (Bauplan) of the main phyla of Protozoans and Metazoans (including Porifers, Cnidarians, Platelminths, Molluscs, Anellids, Arthropods, Echinoderms), focusing on their evolutionary and phylogenetic relationships.
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminars.
Reccomended or required readings
Any zoological textbook is fine.
Suggested book:
- Zoologia (di Casiraghi, De Eguilor, Cerrano), UTET Università (in Italian)

Additional textbook to go deeper into the subject:
- Invertebrates (di Brusca, Moore, Shuster), OUP USA (3rd edition, in English)
Assessment methods
Oral exam.
Further information
Oral exam.
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030
This course provides knowledge consistent with Goal 14: "Life below Water: Conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development" and Goal 15 of the 2030 Agenda: "Life on Land: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of the Earth's ecosystem".
The goals