Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 1B (VETS1034)


In this unit the gross anatomy, histology and physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular and urinary systems are studied. Mechanisms of acid base regulation are also included. Clinical material is used to illustrate normal structure and function. Examples of structural and physiological abnormalities that cause dysfunction and disease in animals are included. Computer based tutorials and assessments will be used to assist learning.

Further unit of study information


lectures: 42 hrs
practicals: 22 hrs
tutorials/Group Work: 13 hrs
(Please note: These figures are approximate and subject to change.)


intra-semester: 1 x anatomy and physiology examination (20%)
end of semester: 1 x 2 hr written theory paper (anatomy & physiology) (55%), 1 x anatomy practical examination (18%)
other: anatomy assignment (7%)


VETS1034 VAP 1 B Unit of Study Guide

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Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge


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.