TV2002 - Integrated Animal Structure and Function 2
|Student Contribution Band:
||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.
- 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
- Apply genetics that are relevant to animal production and the management of animal
Study Period 2
|Census Date 23-Aug-2018
||Assoc. Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli, Dr Donna Martin
||Mr Christopher Gardiner, Miss Josephine Penny, Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Dr Orachun Hayakijkosol, Assoc. Professor Janice Lloyd, Dr Robert Kinobe, Professor Bruce Gummow, Dr Jackie Picard, Dr Leo Foyle, Dr Damien Paris, <Person not found>, Dr Prisca Noble, Dr Donnalee Taylor, Assoc. Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli, Dr Linda Hayes, Professor Estelle Venter, Dr Jim Taylor, <Person not found>, Mrs Hillary Vanderven, Dr Graham Burgess.
- 156 hours lectures
- 56 hours tutorials
- 104 hours practicals
||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
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
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