Curriculum Guideline

Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 2

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
VTEC 1201
Descriptive
Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 2
Department
Veterinary Technology
Faculty
Science & Technology
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
No
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Contact Hours
4 hours/week: 2 hours lecture / 2 hours lab
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Methods Of Instruction

This course involves two hours per week of classroom instruction and two hours per week of laboratory activity.

Course Description
This course includes further development of veterinary terminology skills. The anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, hematologic, lymphatic and immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine, reproductive and sensory systems of both small (canine, feline), avian and large (bovine, equine, ovine, caprine, porcine) animals are covered. This course completes the detailed review of small and large animal anatomical and physiological systems. Enrollment is limited to students in the Veterinary Technology Program.
Course Content

The major topics in this course include the following:

  1. Terminology
    -  vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms
  2. The cardiovascular system
    -  the major structures and functions of the cardiovascular system
    -  names and positions of cardiac valves, and types of blood vessels
    -  the pathway of electrical conductivity through the heart and how an ECG is produced
  3. The lymphatic system
    -  the major structures and functions of the lymphatic system
    -  understand the relationship between the hematologic and lymphatic systems for immunocompetence
  4. The respiratory system
    -  the major structures and functions of the respiratory system
    -  comparative anatomy of the lungs of different species, including avian air sacs and pneumatic bones 
  5. The urinary system
    -  the structure and function of kidneys
    -  the components of the nephron and their contribution to urine formation
    -  blood pressure regulation by the renal system
  6. The endocrine system
    -  the structure and function of hormones secreted by endocrine glands and their target organs
    -  the basic functions of hormones produced by the endocrine glands
    -  normal glucose metabolism and regulation
  7. The reproductive system
    -  the major structures and functions of the male and female reproductive systems
    -  the relationship between the endocrine and reproductive systems, and how endocrine hormones affect production of reproductive hormones and cells
    -  the estrous cycle of various species and factors influencing its stages
    -  the type of uteri and types of placentation in various species
    -  clinical signs of impending parturition
  8. The sensory system
    -   the structure and function of the eye and ear, their components and physiology
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the structure and function of the cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune systems.
  2. Describe the pathway of electrical conductivity through the heart.
  3. Describe the fetal circulatory system and the changes occurring at birth.
  4. Describe the structure and function of the respiratory system including the transport of gases in the blood.
  5. Describe the structure and function of the urinary system and explain the process by which the kidney produces urine.
  6. Describe the structure and function of the endocrine system and understand the feedback mechanism that controls release of endocrine hormones.
  7. Describe the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems.
  8. Describe the estrous cycle and factors influencing its stages.
  9. Describe the types of uteri and the types of placentation in various species.
  10. Identify the major structures and functions of the eye and ear, including the mechanisms of sight and hearing.
  11. Describe the steps necessary to perform a necropsy, including correct specimen collection techniques.
Means of Assessment

The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. A final minimum cumulative grade of “C” or 60% is required (in both lecture and lab components) in order to pass this course. Evaluation will be based on quizzes and assignments, practical evaluations including a final practical examination, at least one midterm and a final written examination.

Textbook Materials

A list of required and optional textbooks and materials is provided for students at the beginning of each semester.

Prerequisites
Corequisites

None

Equivalencies

None

Which Prerequisite