Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 1A (VETS1014)


Anatomy and histology refer to the study of the structure of cells, tissues and organs. Physiology refers to processes involved in normal cell, tissue or body function, and biological pathways involved in the maintenance of a healthy animal. In this unit the gross anatomy and histology of the musculoskeletal system of the dog is studied together with the histology of epithelial tissue, connective tissue including blood, nervous system, and the endocrine system. Basic principles of physiological control, water and electrolyte balance and the physiology of nerve and muscle cells complete the course. Clinical materials, for example, radiographic images, are used to illustrate normal structure and function. Examples of structural and physiological abnormalities that cause dysfunction and disease in animals are included. Computer based resources and formative assessments will also be used.

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lectures: 38 hrs practicals: 35 hrs tutorials: 6 hrs


intra-semester: April: 1x Written examination of semester content to date (25%) end of semester: June: 1x Written examination - entire semester content (50%) 1x Practical examination (25%)


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