|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||1 x 1 hour lecture per week|
|Seminars / Tutorials||1 x 3 hour seminar|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Seminar Presentation||30%|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours||70%|
|Supplementary Exam||Examination, to cover all outcomes 100%||100%|
On completion of the module, the student will be able to:
1. Understand the interaction of hormones with cells
Understand the definitions of growth curves for pre- and post-natal development
Understand the endocrine control of adiposity
Understand the endocrine control of growth.
This module begins with a discussion of the patterns of growth and development of the liveweight, carcass tissues and major organs of animals. The effects of breed, sex, nutrition and exercise are considered. Subsequently, the role of growth hormone and the IGF family of proteins in growth and lactation in the horse will be discussed. Control of feed intake and the regulation of body adiposity will also be examined.
This module aims to provide the student with a basic understanding of the control of vital regulatory processes in the horse. It will also consider the control of growth and patterns of growth along with the factors affecting development.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||Students will be required to demonstrate their written and oral communication skills through writing a paper and giving it as a seminar presentation.|
|Information Technology||Students are required to produce a paper and use Powerpoint to present their findings in a seminar.|
Reading ListGeneral Text
Berg, J M, Tymoczko, J L and Lubert Stryer (2002) Biochemistry 5th W H Freeman Primo search Ganong, W F (c1999) Review of Medical Physiology 19th Appleton & Lange Primo search Hames, B D, Hooper N M & Houghton, J D (1997) Instant notes in Biochemistry BIOS Scientific Publishers, Oxford Primo search Squires, E J Applied animal endocrinology CABI Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 7