TV1003 - Animal Structure and Function
|Student Contribution Band:
||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,
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.
- discuss the relationship between the organisational levels of the animal body from
the cellular to the organ level;
- describe the structure of proteins and discuss their basic roles in the animal body;
- identify and describe the development, structure (histology and anatomy) and function
(physiology) of the animal musculoskeletal and nervous systems;
- acquire and model foundation level animal dissection techniques;
- critically apply anatomical and physiological knowledge to the veterinary discipline.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
||Dr Prisca Noble
||Miss Josephine Penny, Dr Pam Megaw, Dr Orachun Hayakijkosol, Dr Sandra De Cat, Mrs Karen Reeks, Dr Ruth Sutcliffe, Dr Leo Foyle, Dr Damien Paris, Dr Prisca Noble, Professor Estelle Venter, Mr Walter Hautaniemi.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 59 hours lectures
- 49 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (50%); (50%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Attendance at practical classes and workshops is compulsory. A pass standard in anatomy
and physiology is required.
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