Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
BR16920
Module Title
Domestic Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Academic Year
2023/2024
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Laboratory report  2000 Words  50%
Semester Exam MCQ Exam  90 Minutes  50%
Supplementary Assessment Laboratory report  2000 Words  50%
Supplementary Exam MCQ Exam  90 Minutes  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

Demonstrate knowledge of the anatomy of the major organs within the body.

Discuss the role and function of the major organs and systems within the body.

Evaluate anatomy in relation to the physiology of organs.

Compare differences in anatomy and physiology between domestic animal species.

Brief description

This module describes the main physiological systems within the body. The focus will be on the description of the anatomy and how this supports the physiology of these systems in horses, livestock and companion animals. Comparisons between differences in anatomy and physiology between domestic animal species will be discussed to be able to better understand biological functioning of animals.

Content

The module will give a broad overview of the main physiological systems in the body, as well as a brief understanding of evolutionary processes in model species. Practicals sessions will include dissections to allow students to visualise structures observed in lecture materials.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Co-ordinating with others Students will be expected to work in groups within all of the practical sessions.
Critical and analytical thinking As a part of the lectures and dissections, students will be expected to analytically think about species differences. Students will be expected to use critical and analytical thinking as a part of their laboratory report write up.
Digital capability The laboratory report write up will be word processed and the final exam will be via a computer based multiple choice software which students will be expected to use.
Professional communication Students will be expected to communicate with each other in a professional manner in lectures and practicals when working in groups. The laboratory report assessment will be written in a professional manner, demonstrating written professional communication
Real world sense Students will be expected to apply in class learning to dissection material and live animals within the practicals.
Subject Specific Skills This module will provide the grounding for many future modules on the schemes, providing the basis of a number of subject specific skills within the area of anatomy and physiology.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4