APY112 - Veterinary Comparative Anatomy and Physiology

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Subject Title
Veterinary Comparative Anatomy and Physiology

Subject Description
This course will serve as an introduction to both anatomy and physiology.  A comprehensive review of the major body organs and body systems will be accomplished.  Emphasis will be placed on companion as well as domestic animals.  Medical terminology, dissecting techniques and common surgical procedures will be stressed.  The importance of anatomy and physiology in understanding animal behavior, animal disease, pharmacology, radiology and clinical pathology should be appreciated.

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Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of APY112, you will be able to:

  1. Use and spell anatomical terminology correctly and appropriately.
  2. Identify and know the function of the structures within the equine, bovine, canine, and feline species
  3. Correctly identify at least 70% of the required structures using a combination of live animals, diagrams, models, bone kits, slides, x-rays, dissected specimens; eg: specific bones and their substructures, muscles, internal and external organs, major blood vessels, and dental formulae
  4. Explain the clinical significance of the identified structures
  5. Explain the structure and function of major animal organs.
  6. Explain the importance of anatomy and physiology in describing the disease process.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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