Animal Energetics and Homeostasis (VETS1032)


This unit will introduce students to the biology of the cell. Topics include cell structure and cellular metabolism. The cell structure component includes a description of cell membranes and organelles and the cellular metabolism component includes a discussion of metabolic pathways. An introduction to the contribution of the endocrine system to homeostasis of animals via their effects on animal metabolism and physiology will also be described. An understanding of commonly occurring disturbances to the production or action of hormones will be developed with clinical material being used to illustrate normal structure and function.

Further unit of study information


lectures: 39 hrs/student
practicals: 9 hrs/student
tutorials: 1 hr/student


intra-semester: 1 x exam (20%)
end of semester: 1 x 2 hr written exam (65%)
other: 1 x Cytology Group Learning Exercise (15%)


VETS1032 Animal Energetics and Homeostasis of Study Guide

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

HSC level chemistry and/or biology would be an advantage

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.