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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
VAN724 Avian Anatomy 927001 1 1 6
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Aims to explain the anatomic structures in domestic avian species systematically.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Murat KABAK Prof.Dr. M.Erdem Gültiken Doç. Dr. Burcu Onuk
Learning Outcomes
  1. Learn the basic concepts of the winged body's main systems and systematic anatomy.
  2. Based on the chicken, learn the basic features of the movement and nervous system of domestic wings and their similarities and differences with domestic mammals.
  3. Learns the anatomical characteristics of poultry's circulation, nervous system and sensory organs comparatively between species
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
-Evcil Kuşların Anatomisi (N. Dursun, 2002). -Kompendium der Geflügelanatomie (E. Schwarze, L. Schröder, 1979). -The anatomy of the domestic animals ( R. Getty, 1975) -A Colour Atlas of Avian Anatomy (J.McLelland, 1990)Domestic Animals Volume-I Verlag Paul Parey, Berlin – Hamburg, 1986.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Examines domestic avian anatomy systematically and in detail. Expresses the anatomic structures differentiating from mammals and the functions of these structures.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Description of the anatomical directions on avian skeletons and models.
2.Passive locomotor system - Osteologia
3.Passive locomotor system - Artrologia
4.Active locomotor system - Myologia
5.Digestive system anatomy of birds
6.Respiratory system anatomy of birds
7.Urinary organs of birds
8.Female genital organs of birds
9.Male genital organs of birds
10.Endocrine system anatomy of birds
11.Circulatory system anatomy of birds
13.Nervous system anatomy of birds
14.Sense organs of birds
15.Common integument of birds
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Final Examination11515
Attending Lectures15345
Self Study15345
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12336
Oral Examination11010