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TV2001 - Integrated Animal Structure and Function 1

Credit points: 12
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science and the Bachelor of Veterinary Science IHCAP programs.

This subject, together with Integrated Animal Structure and Function - 2, makes up the second level of the BVSc degree program and the first of three years of the integrated veterinary science curriculum. The integrated curriculum is structured around a number of overlapping Themes that combine knowledge, skills and attitudes, which are then delivered through a series of modules. The identified elements are: Structure and Function; Function and Agents of Disease; Animal Production, Management, Welfare, Ethics and Behaviour; Veterinary Career Development. The Structure and Function identified element will provide students with a solid understanding of the diversity of living things, the structure and function of and animals, and the techniques that are available to study them within the context of veterinary practice. The focus of the Function and Agents of Disease identified element is to enable students to understand dysfunction and disease processes including their molecular and cellular basis and the diversity of causative organisms. Animal Production, Management, Welfare, Ethics and Behaviour will provide grounding in aspects of pasture science with a focus on tropical environments and grazing land management, the nutritional physiology and metabolic processes of the gastrointestinal tract in domestic animals and animal welfare issues relevant to an animal's physiological and psychological well-being, and to recognise welfare, ethical and legal implications of animal use practices. The Veterinary Career Development identified element will provide students with the skills necessary to practice as a veterinarian in our changing world and to be able to continually access and use information as knowledge progresses.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify and describe the normal body structure (anatomy and histology), development (embryology) and function (physiology) of the mammalian respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, urogenital, special senses and renal systems;
  • identify key structural, metabolic and growth features of parasites, and fundamentals of host pathogen interactions;
  • describe and discuss the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics and their application to the clinical use of drugs in veterinary medicine;
  • describe the biochemistry and metabolic pathways relevant to the understanding and treatment of Veterinary disease processes;
  • examine non-verbal communication and professional behaviour and appraise consultation skills;
  • explain the fundamentals of pastures sciences with a focus on tropical environments and also grazing land management;
  • describe and apply the craft of basic plant identification and assembly and presentation of a specific pasture plant herbarium;
  • describe the nutritional physiology and metabolic processes of the gastrointestinal tract in domestic animals;
  • discuss animal welfare issues relevant to an animals physiological and psychological well- being, and to recognise welfare, ethical and legal implications of animal use practices for different species in different situations.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • On Course Assessments - (40%) - Group & Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Attend all practical sessions, workshops, tutorials and field trips, which are compulsory. Attempt all and achieve a minimum of 50% across all combined summative oncourse assessment and a satisfactory standard in each identified hurdle assessment. Achieve a percentage of 50% plus 1 SEM (Standard Error of Measurement) to pass the end of semester examinations. A minimum of 50% for each Identified Element must be achieved. A total percentage of 50% overall is required to pass the subject.

Prerequisites: TV1002 AND TV1003must have completed Level 1 of the program

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 12 credit point subject is approximately 520 hours.

  • 155 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 19 hours tutorials
  • 80 hours practicals
  • 34 hours workshops
  • 6 hours - Fieldtrip
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.