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Undergraduate Course: The Animal Body GEP (BVMS08033)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits100
Home subject areaBVMS Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course focuses on integrated anatomy, physiology and biochemistry as they relate to the body systems in the normal animal. The course is taught using clinical cases in a blended learning format, with keynote lectures plus associated directed- self learning, small group work, practicals and tutorials to guide learning and understanding of the normal structure and function of the animal body.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 1000 ( Lecture Hours 217, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 42, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 109, Formative Assessment Hours 4, Summative Assessment Hours 13, Revision Session Hours 5, Other Study Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 20, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 587 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 5 %, Practical Exam 15 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Outwith Standard Exam Diets SeptemberAnimal Body Module 12:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Animal Body Module 12:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets DecemberAnimal Body Module 2 (Paper 1 Essays)2:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets DecemberAnimal Body Module 2 (Paper 2 Short Answers)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Animal Body Module 2 (Paper 1 Essays)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Animal Body Module 2 (Paper 2 Short Answers)2:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets MarchAnimal Body Module 3 (Paper 1 Essays)2:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets MarchAnimal Body Module 3 (Paper 2 Short answers)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Animal Body Module 3 (Paper 1 Essays)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Animal Body Module 3 (Paper 2 Short answers)2:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets JuneAnimal Body Module 4 (Paper 1,Interpretation)2:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets JuneAnimal Body Module 4 (Paper 2 Essays)2:30
Resit Exam Diet (August)Animal Body Module 4 (Paper 1 Interpretation)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Animal Body Module 4 (Paper 2 Essays)2:30
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of, and be able to discuss, principles of small and large animal topographical anatomy
Demonstrate an understanding of gross and basic microscopic structure of the body systems
Describe and discuss the physiological principles of homeostasis
Demonstrate an integrated knowledge and understanding of the anatomical, functional and biochemical aspects of the body systems
Apply basic clinical techniques to the investigation of body system function.
Assessment Information
Criteria for passing the examination
Students must achieve a mark of 50% or more in all modules. Where less than 50% is achieved overall, students must resit all failed modules.
Students must achieve an accumulative mark of 60% or more to achieve a credit and 70% or more to be awarded a distinction in the animal body course.

Contribution of the marks attained in modules AB1 to AB4 towards final course mark.
& AB1 20 %
& AB2 30 %
& AB3 40 %
& AB4 10%
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Robert Dalziel
Tel: (0131 6)51 9233
Email: Robert.Dalziel@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Katherine Hardie
Tel: (0131 6)50 6595
Email: kate.hardie@ed.ac.uk
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