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TV1003 - Animal Structure and Function

Credit points: 06
Year: 2018
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to BVSc students only

This subject is the first of three subjects in the BVSc programme which are designed to provide students with a solid understanding of the structure and function of animals, and the techniques that are available to study them. The focus will be on animal embryology, veterinary anatomy, histology and physiology. These basic sciences underpin 'normal' animal function. Knowledge of normal structure function is required for the understanding of diseases and disease processes and their management.

Learning Outcomes

  • define and use subject specific vocabulary; discuss and apply the principles of biosafety in relation to the handling of animal tissues and surgical instruments;
  • demonstrate active and consistent collaboration in small group work;
  • describe the normal structure, function and development of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and special senses of domestic animals and livestock.
Prerequisites: TV1102


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Coordinator: Dr Jackie Picard
Lecturers: Dr Orachun Hayakijkosol, Dr Pam Ness, Dr Robert Kinobe, Dr Leo Foyle, Dr Prisca Noble, Assoc. Professor Richard Squires, Dr Ruth Sutcliffe, Dr Donnalee Taylor, Dr Jackie Picard, Dr Haleagrahara Nagaraja, Dr Linda Hayes, Dr Mark Barnes, Dr Damien Paris, Miss Josephine Penny, Dr Winnie Lee, Dr Sandra De Cat, Dr Ulrike Kafka, Professor Estelle Venter.
Contact hours:
  • 46 hours lectures
  • 37 hours tutorials
  • 47 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); (50%).
    Special Assessment Requirements: Attendance at practical classes and workshops is compulsory. A pass standard in anatomy is required. A pass standard in physiology and chemistry is required.

    Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.