Course code Vete5007

Credit points 2

Physiology of Sensory Systems

Additional course materials Vete5007_St. k. programmas izvērsts saturs.pdf

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes32

Date of course confirmation20.04.2011

Responsible UnitPreclinical Institute

Course developer

author Preklīniskais institūts

Aija Ilgaža

Dr. med. vet.

Prior knowledge

Biol1021, Animal Biology, Ecology and Ethology III

Vete2013, Anatomy of the Domestic Animals I

Vete2014, Anatomy of the Domestic Animals II

Vete2015, Anatomy of the Domestic Animals III

Vete4034, Cytology, Histology and Embryology II

Vete4035, Cytology, Histology and Embryology I

Vete6022, Physiology I

Vete6023, Physiology II

Course abstract

Optional study course "Physiology of the Sensory System" gives the opportunity for students to improve their knowledge about the structure and function of the sensory system (or analyzer), to understand the visual, auditory, olfactory, as well as sense of pain, temperature, balance, and another off senses, the analysis of the obtained information, forming of sense and the effects of correlation. This study course is necessary for the further studies of the ophthalmology, neuroscience and dentistry.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the course student will have: to deepen the knowledge about the activities of the various sensory organs: obtaining of this information, analysis of information and forming of the senses; skills to assess the individual causes of the senses, results and possible implications; competence to be able to apply the knowledge to improve their own professional skills.

Course plan

Sensory systems, principles of action, functions, Special and Somatovisceral sensory system.
Somatic and Visceral senses.
Skin sensory system.
Auditory system, Vestibular system.
Olfactory and Gustatory systems.
Visual system.
Physiology of pain.
The final test, Presentations.

Requirements for awarding credit points

The final grade will bee a summary of attendance and homework (10 points), student’s presentation on given assignment (10 points) and the final test (10 points).

Compulsory reading

1. Aberberga-Augskalne L., Koroļova O. Fizioloģija ārstiem. Rīga, SIA „Medicīnas apgāds”, 2007., 516.lpp.
2. Valtneris A. Cilvēka fizioloģija. Rokasgrāmata. Otrais izdevums. Rīga, Zvaigzne ABC, 2009., 252 lpp.
3. Brūveris Z., Mājdzīvnieku anatomija. Rīga, SIA „Medicīnas apgāds”, 2007., 783 lpp.
4. Смирнов В.М., Budыluna С. Физиология сенсорных систем и высшая нервная деятельность. Москва, Academia, 2001, 303. стр

Further reading

1. Satter D. Fundamentals of Veterinary ophthalmology. W.B. Saunders company, third edition, 2004., pp. 376.
2. Denbow M. D., Akers R. M. Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals illustrated edition. ISBN-13: 9780813803296, ISBN-10: 0813803292; Iowa State University Press, 2009, pp. 654.
3. Petersen S. Crispin S. BSAVA Manual of smol animal Ophtalmolody. 2006., pp. 157.

Periodicals and other sources

1. The Journal of Animal Science (JAS). American Society of Animal Science. Print ISSN: 0021-8812; Online ISSN: 1525-3163.
2. Veterinary Ophthalmology , USA ISSN: 1463-5216
3. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, UK ISSN: 0931-2439