|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||.5 Hours Written in-class Exam Written in-class Exam||20%|
|Semester Assessment||.17 Hours Oral exam Oral exam 10 minutes||20%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Exam Exam||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||.33 Hours Oral exam Oral exam 20 minutes||20%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Resit exam Resit exam||80%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Describe the role of the key components of the male and female urogenital systems (renal, urinary and reproductive) in the male and female veterinary species
Outline the main features of the oestrous cycle, fertilisation and pregnancy with reference to the hormones controlling the processes.
Describe the structure and function of the key components in the alimentary system under examination conditions.
Discuss how the basic metabolism of different species reflects the metabolites they absorb which, in turn, reflects the structure and function of their alimentary tract, comparing foregut and hindgut fermenters with carnivores and omnivores.
Apply knowledge of the physiology of studied body systems to the interpretation of diagnostic tests for common diseases e.g. blood glucose and diabetes mellitus.
Be able to demonstrate how module content can be applied to clinical settings and how it integrates with other modules
This module will provide an overview of the normal structure and function of the digestive, urogenital and endocrine systems. This will be the start of the “Alimentary”, “Endocrine” and “Urogenital” strands which will be delivered throughout the BVSc course.
In the introduction to the “Urogenital” strands students will learn the key organs, tissues and cells present in the urinary and reproductive tracts and their function. The module will outline key changes in oocyte and spermatozoa during fertilization, processes that occur post-fertilization including placental structure and function and cover maternal and foetal changes at the end of pregnancy that result in parturition. Finally, environmental influences on reproduction will be examined to help understand seasonal reproduction. The endocrine strand content within this section will focus on hormone secretion and action relating to reproduction. The renal and urinary system is intimately associated with the reproductive system. The anatomy and physiology is introduced towards the end of Year 1 and linked back to the cardiorespiratory system in terms of this system’s key role in regulating blood volume and electrolyte homeostasis.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Adaptability and resilience||Outside the formal contact hours, students will be expected to research materials, manage time and meet deadlines for the coursework and exam. This aspect is not assessed.|
|Co-ordinating with others||Small group learning will encourage students to communicate, assess and present information as a team. This aspect is not assessed.|
|Creative Problem Solving||Small group learning/Practical classes, coursework and exams will involve problem solving.|
|Critical and analytical thinking||The exam will require students to research topics beyond the depth and scope of the lecture material. Information from a variety of sources will be used. Research skills will be assessed in the examination.|
|Digital capability||Not a significant component of this module|
|Professional communication||Students will develop effective written and oral communication skills in the examination where these will be assessed. Feedback for the exams will be available.|
|Real world sense||Students will have contact with veterinary surgeons and biology researchers providing insight into these sectors. This aspect is not assessed.|
|Reflection||Students will have contact with veterinary surgeons and biology researchers providing insight into these sectors. This aspect is not assessed.|
|Subject Specific Skills||During the module, students will gain knowledge of veterinary terminology, anatomical locations. These will be assessed.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4