|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||.5 Hours In-class written test In-class written test||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||40%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Resit exam Resit Exam||60%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Use standard anatomic terminology to describe parts of the body and their relationships to one another under examination conditions.
Describe the basic vertebrate body design and show understanding of comparative differences in common domestic species with particular emphasis on the musculoskeletal system in the veterinary context.
Demonstrate a basic understanding of the adult anatomy of the heart, great vessels and respiratory system in the common domestic species.
Describe the basic physiology and anatomy (both gross- and ultrastructural-) of the various tissues of the musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and integumentary systems, and their interactions with other body systems.
Describe the structure of the integument (including specialised regions e.g. hoof, horn, ear) in veterinary species and relate structure to function.
Be able to demonstrate how module content can be applied to clinical settings and how it integrates with other modules
This module builds upon the basic anatomical and functional understanding covered in your first year and explores the function of locomotor, cardiorespiratory and integumentary systems in more depth, including in the context of dysfunction (using common disease exemplars). Understanding of the normal structure and function will enable appreciation of the signs and effects of dysfunction in disease, and the principles of treatment. This module will also address the linkages between these critical systems and the rest of the body.
Within the cardiovascular and respiratory topics, the normal structure and function of these closely related systems will be revisited in greater depth, with exploration of the signs and effects of dysfunction. In the locomotor system, structure and function are also expanded upon, with additional context including fracture healing, musculoskeletal conditions, and lameness. In skin, this module continues the study of the integument introduced at the end of Year 1, of the skin as a metabolic organ, barrier and microhabitat. Students will apply their knowledge of normal structure and function in clinical examples. Throughout, linkages between these systems and others will be explored to provide an multi-faceted appreciation of how body systems function as a whole.
|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 and exams will involve problem solving.|
|Critical and analytical thinking||The coursework and 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 both the examination and coursework. Feedback on this will be given for the coursework.|
|Digital capability||Accessing the web for reliable information sources and using databases to find literature in preparation for assessments. This aspect is not assessed.|
|Professional communication||Students will develop effective written communication skills in the examination and oral communication in the oral exam, where these will be assessed. Feedback for this will be given.|
|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 and anatomical locations.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4