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Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology II

Course Code: AHTT 1201
Faculty: Science & Technology
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 weeks
Learning Format: Lecture, Lab
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course includes further development of veterinary terminology skills. In addition, 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 is covered. This course completes the detailed review of small and large animal anatomical and physiological systems. Enrollment is limited to students of the Animal Health Technology Program

Course Content

The major topics in the course include the following:

1. The cardiac system:

-  vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms

-  the major structures and functions of the cardiovascular system

-  names and positions of cardiac valves, and types of blood vessels

-  pulmonary, cardiac, systemic and fetal circulatory systems

-  the pathway of electrical conductivity through the heart and how an ECG is produced

2. The lymphatic system:

-  vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms

-  the major structures and functions of the lymphatic system

-  understand the relationship between the hematologic and lymphatic systems for immunocompetence

3. The respiratory system:

-   vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms

-  the major structures and functions of the respiratory system

-  comparative anatomy of the lungs of different species, including avian air sacs and pneumatic bones

4. The urinary system:

-  vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms

-  the structure, physiology, and function of kidneys

-  the components of the nephron and their contribution to urine formation

-  blood pressure regulation by the renal system

5. The endocrine system:

-  vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms

-  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

6.  The reproductive system:

-  vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms

-  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

7.  The sensory system:

-   vocabulary, root words, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations and pronunciation of terms

-   the structure and function of the eye and its components, as well as visual physiology

-   the structure and function of the ear and its components, as well as auditory physiology

Methods of Instruction

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

Means of Assessment

Means of Assessment:

Quiz # 1                                                                                                  15%

Quiz # 2                                                                                                  15

Quiz # 3                                                                                                  15              

Laboratory Assignments & Projects                                                              15

Professionalism (Preparation, Participation & Attendance)                              10

Final Examination                                                                                     30

                                                                                                             100%

Grades:      A+ 95-100,      A 90-94,      A- 85-89,      B+ 80-84,      B 75-79,      B- 70-74,

 

                   C+ 65-69,         C 60-64,      C- 55-59,      P 50-54,        F 0-49.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.  Describe the structure and function of the cardiovascular, hematologic, lymphatic and immune systems.

2.  Understand the pathway of electrical conductivity through the heart.

3.  Understand the fetal circulatory system and the changes occurring at birth.

3.  Describe the structure and function of the respiratory system including the transport of gases in the blood.

4.  Describe the structure and function of the urinary system and explain the process by which the kidney produces urine.

5.  Describe the structure and function of the endocrine system and understand the feedback mechanism that controls release of endocrine hormones.

6.  Describe the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems.

7.  Understand the estrous cycle and factors influencing its stages.

8.  Recognize the type of uteri and understand types of placentation in various species.

9.  Identify the major structures and functions of the eye and ear. 

10. Understand the mechanism of sight.

11. Understand the mechanism of hearing.

12. Recognize the steps necessary to perform a necropsy, including correct specimen collection techniques.

course prerequisites

AHTT 1101

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.

assessments

If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.