Module Information

Module Identifier
RD16710
Module Title
Equine Anatomy
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
External Examiners
  • Mrs Caroline Rymer (Senior Research Fellow - University of Reading)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 22 x 1 Hour Lectures
Practical 3 x 4 Hour Practicals
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   40%
Semester Assessment Lab. report  based on work carried out during one of the practicals  30%
Semester Assessment On-line assessment  based on each of the other two practicals  30%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  40%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  60%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Discuss the position, role and function of the major organs within the body

2. Discuss the differences in the anatomy and physiology of the horse and other related species and also differences between horses (e.g. gender, life stage, breeds)

Brief description

The module will consider the different organs and structures of the body, the relative position of them and their inter-related physiology.

Aims

To give students of Equine Studies a comprehensive understanding of the principles of the anatomy and physiology of the horse.

Content

1. Terminology used in anatomy
2. Evolution of companion animals
3. Bones, Skeletons and Teeth
4. Joints and Ligaments
5. Muscles
6. Digestive tract
7. Respiratory Tract
8. Urogenital System and Reproduction
9. Nervous system
10. Sense Organs and Common Integument
11. Heart and Circulation
12. Endocrinology and Lymphatic System

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Students will be required to produce a lab report for one of the practicals
Improving own Learning and Performance Students will be required to undertake background reading
Information Technology Students will be required to produce a typed lab report for one of the practicals and submit this via Turnitin on Blackboard. In the other two practicals assessment will be via an on-line quiz on Blackboard
Research skills Students will be required to undertake background reading on the topic and produce a lab report for one of the practicals
Team work During practicals students will have to work together to perform dissections

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4