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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

  • 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;
  • define and apply subject specific vocabulary; discuss and apply the principles of biosafety in relation to the handling of animal tissues.
Prerequisites: TV1101


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 23-Aug-2018
Lecturers: Miss Josephine Penny, Dr Pam Megaw, Dr Orachun Hayakijkosol, Dr Sandra De Cat, Dr Ruth Sutcliffe, Dr Leo Foyle, Dr Damien Paris, Dr Prisca Noble, Dr Donnalee Taylor, Professor Estelle Venter, Dr Ulrike Kafka, Dr Pam Ness.
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 and physiology 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.