VET SC 3520BRW - Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology III Part 2

Roseworthy Campus - Semester 1 - 2020

The course will introduce anatomical and physiological terminology and principles using a body systems approach in a comparative context, with an emphasis on domestic species. Body systems covered are the endocrine, urinary, reproductive, nervous and sensory systems. In anatomy practical classes students will develop skills in dissection and learn to appreciate variation in structure due to species, age and sex. Students will also study the embryology and histology of body systems and use microscopy and digital resources in some practicals. In physiology practical classes students will study physiological mechanisms and principles using a blending of live animal, isolated animal tissue, human measurements and computer simulations.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code VET SC 3520BRW
    Course Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology III Part 2
    Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Roseworthy Campus
    Units 9
    Contact Up to 7 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites VET SC 3520ARW in previous Semester, VET SC 2510ARW, VET SC 2510BRW
    Restrictions Available to BSc (Veterinary Bioscience) students only
    Course Description The course will introduce anatomical and physiological terminology and principles using a body systems approach in a comparative context, with an emphasis on domestic species. Body systems covered are the endocrine, urinary, reproductive, nervous and sensory systems. In anatomy practical classes students will develop skills in dissection and learn to appreciate variation in structure due to species, age and sex. Students will also study the embryology and histology of body systems and use microscopy and digital resources in some practicals. In physiology practical classes students will study physiological mechanisms and principles using a blending of live animal, isolated animal tissue, human measurements and computer simulations.
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    Course Timetable

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  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Describe the anatomy and physiological processes of domestic species using proper terminology.
    2 Describe the gross anatomical and histological structures of the body systems covered in vertebrates with an emphasis on domestic species.
    3 Describe normal physiological functions of vertebrates with an emphasis on domestic species.
    4 Demonstrate practical dissection skills.
    5 Collect, analyse and interpret data on normal physiological processes.
    6 Apply theoretical knowledge of anatomy and physiology to research projects.
    7 Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work within a team.
    8 Apply the scientific method and critical thinking as it relates to body system structure and function
    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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    5, 6, 8
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    6, 7
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    4, 5, 8
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    7
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Textbooks:
    1. Dyce, K.M., Sack, W.O. and Wensing, C.J.G. 2010. Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy. 4th Edition. Saunders (Elsevier).
    2. Evans, H.E. & De Lahunta, A. 2010. Guide to the Dissection of the Dog. 7th Edition. Saunders (Elsevier).
    3. Sjaastad, Sand & Hove. 2010. Physiology of Domestic Animals, 2nd edition. Oslo: Scandinavian Veterinary Press, 804 pp. ISBN: 978-82-91743-97-3.
    4. Zao, P., Stabler, T., Smith, L.A., Lokuta, A. & Griff, E. 2012. PhysioEx(TM) 9.0: Laboratory Simulations in Physiology. Benjamin Cummings Publ.
    Equipment:
    1. Dissection Kits: Unibooks has Veterinary Dissection Kits for sale. These are required for all dissection based practicals.
    2. Stethoscopes: There will be some practicals where stethoscopes will be needed. If you own a stethoscope please bring it, the School has a limited number to share.
    3. Coveralls for all livestock handling.
    4. Wellington boots or farm boots for all laboratory practicals.
    Recommended Resources
    Books:
    Cunningham, J.G. and Klein, B.G. 2007. Textbook of Veterinary Physiology, 4th Edition. Saunders (Elsevier).
    Done, S.H, Goody, P.C, Evans, S.A & Stickland, N.C. 2009. Color Atlas of Veterinary Anatomy: The Dog and Cat. Vol 3. 2nd Edition. Mosby/Elsevier.
    Young, B., Lowe, J.S., Stevens, A. And Heath, J.W. 2006. Wheater's Functional Histology. 5th Edition. Elsevier Publ. Available online via the BSL: http://www.mdconsult.com.proxy.library.adelaide.edu.au/das/book/body/234550727-2/0/1787/0.html
    Online Learning
    It is important that all students maintain active communication channels throughout the year. The primary communication channels to students in this course are as follows:

    MyUni: Students should regularly login to the MyUni website (http://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/) for important course-related announcements. Teaching materials and course documentation will also be posted on this site.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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  • Assessment

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    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

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    Course Grading

    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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