In this unit, the basic gross anatomy, histology (microscopic anatomy) and physiology of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, digestive, cardiovascular and respiratory systems of domestic mammals are considered. The dog is used as the main anatomical exemplar, although some comparative anatomical detail, particularly for the digestive system, is included. Clinical material is used both to illustrate normal structure and function, and to provide the anatomical, histological and physiological knowledge that underpins the clinical examination and investigative techniques of these systems, such as auscultation, palpation and haematology. The material in this unit will underpin the acquisition of relevant skills in the unit of study Professional Skills 1A. Examples of disease in animals created by structural abnormalities and dysfunction are used to illustrate the application of this knowledge. This unit will provide a thorough basis for more advanced applied, regional and comparative anatomical and physiological learning in later years of the DVM in paraclinical and clinical disciplines. The body systems studied in this unit provide a framework of the mammalian body that will be further developed in Foundations of Veterinary Science B.
Activities will vary from week to week, but will be a mixture of practical classes, tutorials, workshops and lectures
Intra-semester exam; an intrasemester assignment; end of semester theory and practical exams.
Required: Dyce, KM, Sack, WO and Wensing, CJG (2010). Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy. 4th Edition. Elsevier, St Louis. Evans, HE and de LaHunta, A (2013). Miller's Anatomy of the Dog. 4th Edition. Elsevier, St Louis. Sjaastad V, Sand, O and Hove, K (2010). Physiology of Domestic Animals. 2nd Edition. Scandinavian Veterinary Press, Oslo. Either Samuleson, DA (2007). Textbook of Veterinary Histology. Elsevier, St Louis, OR Eurell, JA and Frappier, BL (2006). Dellmann's Textbook of Veterinary Histology. 6th Edition. Blackwell, Ames.
One semester of study in each of general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry.