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TV1003 - Animal Structure and Function

Credit points: 6
Year: 2019
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, 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

  • 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.
Prerequisites: TV1101


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Prisca Noble
Lecturers: Miss Josephine Penny, <Person not found>, Dr Orachun Hayakijkosol, Dr Sandra De Cat, Mrs Karen Reeks, Dr Ruth Sutcliffe, Dr Leo Foyle, Assoc. Professor Damien Paris, Dr Prisca Noble, Professor Estelle Venter, Mr Walter Hautaniemi.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 59 hours lectures
  • 49 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
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.