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TV1003 - Animal Structure and Function

Credit points: 6
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

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, physiology, chemistry and biochemistry. 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. Included in this subject are Personal and Professional Development workshops which aim to provide students with the skills necessary to practice as a veterinarian in our changing world and to equip them with the skills to succeed in this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of veterinary anatomy of domestic animals;
  • Understanding of physiology of domestic animals;
  • Understanding of basic organic chemistry.
Prerequisites: CH1001 TV1102
TV1200 AG1003 AG1004 TV1203


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Sandra De Cat, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Dr Ryl Harrison, Dr Chris Glasson, Mrs Kerry Johns, Dr Pam Megaw, Assoc. Professor Richard Squires, Assoc. Professor Janice Lloyd, Mrs Blaise Webster, Dr Robert Kinobe, Dr Sandra De Cat, Dr Lisa Chilton, <Person not found>, Dr Prisca Noble, <Person not found>, Dr Sean Holroyd, Dr Rosalie Hocking, Dr Linda Hayes, Assoc. Professor Bruce Bowden, Ms Christine Hall, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 70 hours lectures
  • 35 hours tutorials
  • 60 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); (40%).
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.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.