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General Zoology

Code: 60221
ECTS: 6.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Jasna Lajtner
prof. dr. sc. Ivana Maguire
Lecturers: izv. prof. dr. sc. Sandra Hudina - Practicum
dr. sc. Andreja Lucić - Practicum
Take exam: Studomat
English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Practicum 45
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
1. Analysing the common characteristic of living beings and realising how common features in different groups can be expressed differently
2. Explaining the basic principles of phylogeny and systematic of living beings and applying principles of animal classification
3. Understanding the way the cells are organise in multicellular organisms
4. Connecting interdependence of structures and functions of animal organisms organs and explaining their contribution to living beings survival
5. Explaining and linking the structure of tissues, organs, and organ systems to their functions


1. Zoology and its subfields, zoological nomenclature
2. Systematic and phylogeny of animals
3. Animal kingdom overview
4. Integument system
5. Skeletal system
6. Muscular system
7. Nervous system
8. Sensory system
9. Digestive system
10. Respiratory system
11. Circulatory system
12. Excretory system
13. Reproductive system
14. Embryonic and postembryonic development
15. Hormonal system

1. Preparation of microscopic slides
2. Promorphology
3. Integument system
4. Skeletal system
5. Muscular system
6. Nervous system
7. Sensory system
8. Digestive system
9. Respiratory system
10. Circulatory system
11. Excretory system
12. Reproductive system
13. Embryonic and postembryonic development
14. Animal body section
15. Animal species determination
  1. Matoničkin, I., Klobučar, G., Kučinić, M. (2010): Opća zoologija. Školska knjiga.
  2. Lucić, A., Hudina, S. (2014): Vježbe iz opće zoologije. Interna skripta.
  3. Lajtner, J., Maguire, I. (2014): Opća zoologija. Predavanja na webu.
  4. Miller-Harley (2001): Zoology. The McGraw-Hill Companies. (pdf)
1. semester
Mandatory course - Regular study - Biology
Consultations schedule: