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TV2002 - Integrated Animal Structure and Function 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)

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; Veterinary Services; Veterinary Practice; and Professional Life. The Structure and Function theme will provide students with a solid understanding of the diversity of living things, the structure and function of animals, 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 will provide grounding in aspects of animal production and behaviour 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 Professional Life 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 and discuss a selection of disease states and management, as a foundation to studying the transitions from health to disease;
  • Apply Knowledge on the growth features of the major groups of bacteria, fungi and viruses to the fundamentals of host-pathogen interactions;
  • Discuss aspects of genetics relevant to applied genetics and management of animal breeding programs;
  • Use principles of biometrics and epidemiology particularly as they apply to veterinary public health;
  • Apply communication skills appropriate to a professional environment and reflect on alternative communication choices.
Prerequisites: TV2001


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Dr Jenny Elliman, <Person not found>, Dr Robert Kinobe
Lecturers: Dr Jenny Elliman, Dr Anthony Parker, <Person not found>, Dr Jenni Scott, Miss Josephine Penny, Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Dr Pam Megaw, Assoc. Professor Catherine Rush, Assoc. Professor Richard Squires, Assoc. Professor Janice Lloyd, Dr Kay Eccleshare, Mrs Blaise Webster, Dr Robert Kinobe, Professor Bruce Gummow, Dr Sandra De Cat, Dr Rachel Tan, Dr Ruth Sutcliffe, Ms Sally Watts, Professor Henry Zerby, Dr Jackie Picard, Dr Leo Foyle, Assoc. Professor Damien Paris, <Person not found>, Dr Prisca Noble, <Person not found>, Kathryn Jenkins, Dr Sean Holroyd, Dr Glen Walker, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Aduli Malau-Aduli, Dr Linda Hayes, Dr Gustavo Cerqueira, <Person not found>, Dr Graham Burgess.
Workload expectations:
  • 169 hours lectures
  • 9 hours tutorials
  • 91 hours practicals
  • 34 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (15%); other exams (20%); presentations (3%); 1x3 hour problem based short answer paper (pbsac) (25%); on course assessment (2% - 37%); quizzes or tests (inv) (2% - 37%).
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.