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TV2002 - Integrated Animal Structure and Function 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2019
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, which together with Integrated Animal Structure and Function - 1, 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 Themes are: Structure and Function; Dysfunction, Agents of Disease and Defence; Animal Production, Management and, Behaviour, Animal Welfare and Ethics; Veterinary Services; Veterinary Practice; and Veterinary Career Development. In this subject the Structure and Function theme will provide students with a solid understanding of the diversity of living things, the structure and function of animals including the basis for pharmacological intervention, and the techniques that are available to study them within the context of veterinary practice. The focus of the Dysfunction, Agents of Disease and Defence theme 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 and, Behaviour, Animal Welfare and Ethics will provide grounding in aspects of animal production and, behaviour, animal welfare and ethics that are relevant to veterinary practice. Veterinary Services encompasses those aspects of the veterinary profession that provide a service to the community through expertise in the study of the spread of disease and accompanying risks to populations and communities through introducing concepts of biosafety in association with the epidemiology and public health aspects. Elements of Veterinary Practice run through the Study Period to provide students with a foundation in the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for clinical practice. The Veterinary Career Development theme 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 and function of different domesticated animal species and discuss a selection of disease states and their management, as a foundation to studying the transitions from health to disease;
  • Employ advanced communication skills to conduct consultations; develop negotiation skills and explore the work-life balance concept;
  • Apply the growth features of the major groups of bacteria, fungi and viruses to the fundamentals of host-pathogen interactions;
  • Discuss principles of biometrics and epidemiology particularly as they apply to veterinary public health;
  • Apply genetics that are relevant to animal production and the management of animal breeding programs.
Prerequisites: TV2001


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli, Dr Donna Martin
Lecturers: Mr Christopher Gardiner, Miss Josephine Penny, Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Dr Orachun Hayakijkosol, Assoc. Professor Janice Lloyd, Dr Tessa Mackie, Dr Robert Kinobe, Professor Bruce Gummow, Dr Jackie Picard, Dr Leo Foyle, Dr Damien Paris, Dr Prisca Noble, Dr Rachel Bowater, Dr Donnalee Taylor, Assoc. Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli, Dr Linda Hayes, Professor Estelle Venter, Dr Jim Taylor, Mrs Hillary Vanderven, Dr David Blignaut, Dr Paul Horwood, Dr Graham Burgess.
Contact hours:
  • 156 hours lectures
  • 56 hours tutorials
  • 104 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); (40%).
    Special Assessment Requirements: Handing in of assessment pieces, all practicals, workshops, field trips, and animal handling sessions are compulsory
    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.