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VET 130 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology I

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Anatomy and physiology of domestic animals. Includes the study of body systems such as skeletal, muscular, integumentary, special sense organs, circulatory and digestive. Also includes principles of disease.

Prerequisite(s): Within the last eight years with a C or better: BIO 156IN  or BIO 181IN  (or required score on BIO Challenge Exam), and CHM 130IN  or CHM 151IN  (or score of 34 or higher on the CHM 130 Challenge Exam.)
Corequisite(s): VET 100 , VET 110 , VET 225  
Information: Admission to Veterinary Technology program is required before enrolling in this course.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Interpret and use anatomic and physiologic terminology.
  2. Classify the composition of the integumentary system and differentiate common gross patterns of skin disease states.
  3. Classify bone tissue types, identify individual bones, explain joint types and function, and differentiate common gross patterns of orthopedic disease states.
  4. Classify muscle tissue types, identify individual muscle groups, explain neuromuscular function, identify major tendons, ligaments, bursa and fascia, and differentiate common gross patterns of muscle disease states.
  5. Classify composition of circulating blood and explain hematopoetic generation.
  6. Compare the different dental structures, tooth composition and oral health concerns among various common domestic species.
  7. Classify the structures of the heart, circulation pattern through the heart, circulatory pattern through the body, the nomenclature of main vessels and differentiate common cardiovascular disease processes.
  8. Classify respiratory tissue types, identify individual lung lobes, explain gas exchange and respiratory system functions, and differentiate common gross patterns of respiratory disease states.
  9. Classify digestive organ tissue types, identify individual component parts or organs, explain component digestive functions, identify neural and hormonal regulations of digestive functions and differentiate common gross patterns of digestive, hepatic, splenic and pancreatic disease states.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Define anatomical terminology.
  2. Define basic physiology terminology.
  3. Differentiate between cells, tissues, organs and organ systems, both structurally and functionally.
  4. Explain the anatomy and physiology of a cell.
  5. Describe integumentary system and associated structures.
  6. List skin disorders and medical terminology.
  7. Identify and name the organs of the digestive system, including structure and function.
  8. Describe the digestive functions of the pancreas and liver.
  9. Describe neural and hormonal regulation of the digestive system.
  10. List digestive system disorders and terminology.
  11. Explain the structure and formation of teeth in different species.
  12. List dental disorders and terminology.
  13. List functions of the skeletal system.
  14. Classify bones by location and shape.
  15. Identify the parts of a synovial joint.
  16. List skeletal disorders and terminology.
  17. List muscle types.
  18. Explain muscle and neuromuscular physiology.
  19. Describe other support structures including tendons, ligaments, bursa, and fascia.
  20. List muscular system disorders and terminology.
  21. Describe the circulatory system, including the blood vascular system and the lymphatic vascular system.
  22. Describe basic blood cell types and formation.
  23. Explain the structures and function of the heart.
  24. List major vessels, arteries and veins.
  25. List circulatory system disorders and terminology.
  26. Describe and identify the components and function of the respiratory system.
  27. Explain the control mechanisms and cycles of respiration.
  28. List respiratory disorders and terminology.

  1. Terminology
    1. Anatomical
      1. Definition
      2. Planes and sections
      3. Directions
      4. Cavities
      5. Regions and quadrants
      6. Cells
      7. Tissues
      8. Organs
      9. Systems
    2. Physiological
      1. Definition
      2. Cells and tissues
      3. Homeostasis
  2. Integumentary System
    1. Skin
    2. Hair
    3. Claws and hooves
    4. Horns
    5. Disorders and medical terminology
  3. Digestive System
    1. Organs
      1. Mouth and teeth
        1. Structure and formation
        2. Function of different species
        3. Disorders and terminology
      2. Esophagus
      3. Stomach
        1. Simple
        2. Ruminant forestomachs
      4. Intestines
        1. Carnivores
        2. Herbivores
      5. Accessory organs
        1. Pancreas
        2. Liver
    2. Digestive processes
    3. Digestive hormones
    4. Disorders and terminology
  4. Skeletal System
    1. Bone tissue
      1. Functions and structures
      2. Medical terminology
    2. Types of bones
      1. Location
      2. Shape
    3. Divisions
      1. Axial
      2. Appendicular
    4. Vertebrae of domestic animals
    5. Joints
    6. Disorders and terminology
  5. Muscular System
    1. Types and functions
      1. Skeletal
      2. Cardiac
      3. Smooth
    2. Neuromuscular physiology
    3. Muscle groups
    4. Disorders and terminology
  6. Circulatory System
    1. Blood vascular system
      1. Cell types
      2. Cell formation
      3. Fetal circulation
    2. Heart
      1. Structure and function
      2. Cardiac cycle
    3. Major vessels, arteries and veins
    4. Lymphatic vascular system
    5. Disorders and terminology
  7. Respiratory System
    1. Structure and functions
      1. Upper respiratory tract
      2. Lower respiratory tract
    2. Respiratory mechanisms
      1. Gas exchanges
      2. Inspiration
      3. Expiration
      4. Breathing control
        1. Mechanical
        2. Chemical
    3. Disorders and terminology

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18

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