ANIML SC 2507RW - Comparative Animal Anatomy & Physiology IIB
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code ANIML SC 2507RW Course Comparative Animal Anatomy & Physiology IIB Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s Roseworthy Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Prerequisites ANIML SC 2506RW Incompatible ANIML SC 3017RW, VET SC 2510RW, VET SC 3510RW Course Description The course deals with basic physiological and anatomical principles in a wide variety of species. Beginning at the tissue level, the physiology and anatomy of the major systems including repiratory, cardiovascular, digestive and hepatic are covered. The course then takes an integrative approach allowing students to examine the breadth of these systems including disease mechanisms and sensory and cognitive functions of the whole animal.
Course Coordinator: Professor Phil Hynd
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 To develop an understanding of the anatomy & physiology of the major systems of the body within the framework of the underlying principle of homeostasis 2 To understand the variations in form and function between animal species 3 To develop skills in animal handling and experimentation 4 To develop skills in literature analysis, scientific report writing and group study
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 2, 4 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1, 2, 3, 4 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1, 2, 3, 4 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 3, 4 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 2, 3, 4 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 3, 4 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 2, 3, 4
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesFace to face contact (average week): Up to 7 hours per day with a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions.
Outside of face-to-face contact:
• Students are expected to be prepared for practical classes and tutorials so that they are able to participate fully
• Students will be expected to revise course material continuously over the semester in preparation for the end of semester final examination.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.A student enrolled in a 3 unit course, such as this, should expect to spend, on average 12 hours per week on the studies required. This includes both the formal contact time required to the course (e.g.,
lectures and practicals), as well as non-contact time (e.g., reading and revision).
Learning Activities SummaryLecture topics:
· Respiratory system
· Cardiovascular system
· Digestive system
· Organs associated with the digestive system
· Cardiovascular anatomy & histology
· Horse exercise physiology
· Gastrointestinal tract anatomy & physiology
· Gut absorption
· Live function
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Hurdle Learning Outcome Practical Report Summative 10% No 1, 2, 3 Practical Assessment Formative
No 3 Quizzes Formative
No 1, 2 Case Study Summative 20% No 1, 2, 3 Theory exam Summative End of Semester 50% No 1, 2
Assessment DetailPractical Report (10% of total grade).
Students will prepare a small practical report based on the exercise physiology practical. Class data will be collected and collated for the report.
Practical assessment (10% of the total grade)
Students submit answers to questions at the end of each practical session and are provided with formative feedback on the answers in addition to receiving grades..
Quizzes (10% of the total grade)
Students will complete a total of 4 quizzes worth 2.5% each over the course of semester. The quizzes will occur in the lecture time and be based on a particular topic recently completed in lectures. Students will be able to assess their understanding of the lecture material through their performance in the quizzes over the semester.
Case Study (20% of the total grade)
Students will work in small groups to undertake a case study on a topic selected from a list provided at the beginning of semester. Students will give a group 10 minute oral presentation to their peers and academic staff (worth 10%). Students are also given an oral exam at the end of the presentation based on their topic (worth 10%) - each student in the group is asked a question which must be answered individually to show their overall level of understanding of the topic.
Theory exam (50% of the total grade)
Students will complete a 3 hour final exam.
No information currently available.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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