ANIML SC 2506RW - Comparative Animal Anatomy & Physiology IIA
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 1 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code ANIML SC 2506RW Course Comparative Animal Anatomy & Physiology IIA Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s Roseworthy Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 6 hours per week Prerequisites BIOLOGY 1101 & BIOLOGY 1202 Incompatible ANIML SC 3017RW, VET SC 2510RW, VET SC 3510RW Assumed Knowledge CHEM 1100 & CHEM 1200 or CHEM 1101 & CHEM 1201 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 endocrine, nervous, renal and musculoskeletal 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: Dr Rebecca Forder
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Describe the anatomy & physiology of the major systems of the body within the framework of the underlying principle of homeostasis 2 Describe and identify the variations in form and function
between certain animal species
3 Demonstrate skills in animal handling and experimentation 4 Demonstrate 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. 1,2,3,4 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 3,4 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 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. 1,2,3,4
There is no required text book for this course. Sources used for all learning activities will be referenced and students are encouraged to not only rely on the notes given to them, but also to read more widely using these references as a starting point.
The following textbooks will be useful to you. The recommended textbook for this course (underlined) is available for purchase at Unibooks. Alternatively, copies of all books are available at the Roseworthy library:
• "Textbook of Veterinary Physiology" 4th Ed. J Cunningham and B. Klein. (Saunders, Elsevier)
• "Principles of Human Physiology" 2nd Ed. WG Germann and CL Stanfield (Pearson Benjamin Cummings)
Obviously this text is human-oriented, but the principles apply to all animals. This text is particularly valuable because it includes a CDROM of interactive educational tools.
• "Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy" 4th Ed. Dyce, KM, Sack, WO and Wensing, CJG. (2010) Philadelphia, Pa.; London: Saunders.
• "Basic Histology: Text and Atlas" 13th Ed. LC Junqueira and J Carneiro. (Mcgraw Hill)
Students should consult their Roseworthy Student Handbook (available at http://www.adelaide.edu.au/vetsci/) for information on the facilities available to them including the Roseworthy Campus Library Student Computing Suites;
IT support and wireless access.
MyUni: Teaching materials (including online pre-labs) and course documentation will be posted on the MyUni website (http://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/).
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
This course will be delivered by the following means:
Face to face contact (average week):
• Up to 6 hours per day in a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. During the semester there is one full-day practical sessions. Practical, hands-on exercises support and reinforce lecture content; case studies allow problem-based integration and application of lecture and practical material
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.
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 Summary
The course content will include the following:
- Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
- Endocrine system
- Nervous system
- Musculoskeletal system
- Renal system
- Glucose Homeostasis
- Endocrine anatomy and histology
- Neuroanatomy and histology
- Musculoskeletal anatomy
- Muscle physiology
- Renal anatomy and histology
- Renal physiology
Specific Course Requirements
Practical classes within laboratories require a minimum of sneakers and the wearing of a laboratory gown (that will be supplied). You will also need to display your student ID in the holder provided. Students must wear any required safety or protective clothing as directed.
Any practicals that involve animal handling will require appropriate footwear and coveralls. It is likely that at some stage your clothes will be exposed to animal fluids and dirt.
Ethical objection to animal dissection and experimentation will be taken seriously. Such concerns will be solicited during the first week of class. Students who do not wish to be involved in animal dissection or experimentation will not be disadvantaged or discriminated against in any way. Alternative modes of learning will be supplied to these students.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment task Type of assessment Percentage of total assessment for grading purposes Hurdle (Yes/No) Objective being assessed Practical Report Summative 10% No 1, 2, 3, 4 Practical Assessment Formative
No 1, 2, 3 Quizzes Formative
No 1, 2 Case Study Summative 20% No 1, 2, 4 Theory exam Summative 50% No 1, 2
Assessment Related Requirements
Attendance at practicals and tutorials is compulsory. Students are able to apply for an allowed absence from a class by submitting the application form, with appropriate supporting documentation, to the Course Co-ordinator. Application forms can be downloaded from http://www.sciences.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/forms/savs-allowed-leaveofabsence-tute-prac.pdf
Practical Report (10% of total grade)
Students will prepare a small practical report based on the homeostasis 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.
Penalty Clauses (e.g. Late assignments)
Reports which are late, without medical or compassionate grounds, will NOT be marked and a score of 0 will be entered on the mark sheet. Extensions of deadlines may be allowed for reasonable causes. Such situations would include compassionate and medical grounds of the severity that would justify the awarding of a supplementary examination. Evidence for the grounds must be provided when an extension is requested. Extensions of deadlines should be negotiated with the course coordinator before the assignment is due. Extensions will not be provided on the grounds of poor prioritising of time. The assessment extension application form can be obtained from: http://www.sciences.adelaide.edu.au/current/
Hand-in/Pick-up Location and Recording Procedures
Hard copies of assessment items must be handed into the course collection box at the Reception Desk in the Williams Building, Roseworthy Campus, on or before the due time and date. Electronic copies of assessment items must be handed in via the system noted on the MyUni page. Late items (without an approved application for extension attached) will not be picked and will not be marked. All reports should have a signed cover sheet (available on MyUni and at the Reception Desk) attached to your report.
Provision of Feedback to Students
Marked reports will be returned as soon as possible after the due date in the next available practical class. Feedback on assignments will be via annotations on reports. Should students wish to have verbal feedback on assignments an appointment should be made with the course co-ordinator. Any assessment items not collected by the end of the examination period for Semester 1 will be destroyed.
Late submission of assessments
If an extension is not applied for, or not granted then a penalty for late submission will apply. A penalty of zero will be allocated to late submitted assessment.
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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