Module Identifier RS20910  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Dr Neil R McEwan  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite RS11310 or equivalent  
Course delivery Lecture   2 x 1 hour lectures per week  
  Practical   3 x 3 hour practicals during semester  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio  50%
Semester Exam2 Hours Written examination  50%
Supplementary Exam2 Hours  100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Discuss the position, role and function of the major organs within the body

2. Discuss the differences in the anatomy and physiology of different companion animals

Brief description

The module will consider the different organs and structures of the body, their relative position and their inter-related physiology.

The themes within this module build upon those which the students will have studied as part of module RS11310 (Equine Anatomy and Physiology). Further, this module will broaden their knowledge to other species, providing a contrast in the anatomy of different domesticated animals. In addition, being a Level 2 module, it will provide a more integrated approach, leading to an appreciation of how the different areas of systematic anatomy intercalate to provide a functional animal. Additionally, the subject matter will be comparative across a number of species, including dogs, cats and some avian species.


Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Dyce, K M, Sack, W O and Wensing, C J G (2002) Textbook of veterinary anatomy 3rd. Saunders 9721649610
Getty, R (1975) Sisson and Grossman's The anatomy of the domestic animals 5th. Saunders 0721641024V1


This module is at CQFW Level 5