Module Identifier RS30710  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Ms Melissa Mason  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr Sebastian McBride  
Pre-Requisite Biology 'A' level, minimum grade D (or equivalent)  
Course delivery Lecture   20 X 1 Hour  
  Tutorial   6 Hours 3 x 2 hour  
  Practical   2 Hours 1 x 2 hour  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   60%  
  Assignment     40%  
  Resit assessment   Supplementary Exam - As per University - Examinations or re-submission of coursework    

Brief description
This module will consists of 20 lectures and associated practicals which consider the aspects of applied equine performance physiology.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Indentify microscopic anatomy of the bone
2. Discuss regulation of bone remodelling
3. Identify and describe microscopic anatomy of muscle, contraction of muscles, stimulus for muscle contraction and factors
influencing muscle contraction
4. Describe the microscopic anatomy and physiology of the nervous system
5. Discuss the nervous system in terms of control of posture and goal directed movement
6. Describe physiological and biochemical responses to athletic conditioning
7. Indentify the suitability of methods for monitoring fitness

The module aims to:

provide a knowledge of the microscopic structure and physiology of bone, nerve and muscle tissue, and their function in relation to animal movement; and

provide an understanding of the physiological responses which occur during the athletic conditioning of the horse.

Reading Lists
Frandsen R D. (1992) Anatomy and physiology of farm animals. 5th. Lea and Febiger
Hodgson D R and Rose R J. (1994) The athletic horse. W B Saunders & Co
Jones W E. (1989) Equine sports medicine. Lea and Febiger