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Undergraduate Course: The Animal Body (3) (BVMS08057)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) Credits60
Home subject areaBVMS Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe major aim of Animal Body (3) is to achieve an integrated understanding of homeostasis, i.e. the maintenance of the internal environment of the animal in a stable and consistent state. This sound knowledge and understanding of the normal animal serves as a basis for the study of veterinary medical and surgical problems in the clinical years of the BVM&S programme.

Systems Biology & Pathobiology
The module will address the structure and function of the major body systems of the animal. Consideration of pathobiological states will be used to consolidate the understanding of normal function.
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: 600 ( Lecture Hours 160, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 113, Summative Assessment Hours 8, Revision Session Hours 7, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 291 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 10 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December) Animal Body 3 (Module 1) - Short Answer & MCQ paper2:30
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Animal Body 3 (Module 1) - Interpretation paper2:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets MarchAnimal Body 3 (Module 2) - Short Answer & MCQ paper2:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets MarchAnimal Body 3 (Module 2) - Interpretation paper1:40
Outwith Standard Exam Diets AugustAnimal Body 3 (Module 1) - Short Answer & MCQ paper2:30
Outwith Standard Exam Diets AugustAnimal Body 3 (Module 1) - Interpretation paper2:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets AugustAnimal Body 3 (Module 2) - Short Answer & MCQ paper2:00
Outwith Standard Exam Diets AugustAnimal Body 3 (Module 2) - Interpretation paper1:40
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Relating to Animal Body 3 students should be able to:

understand the structure and function of the peripheral and central nervous systems;
understand the structure and function of the locomotory system including the role of the nervous system in control of posture and locomotion
understand the principles of control of the body systems of the animal by nerves and hormones as well as by intrinsic mechanisms;
understand the contributions of the following body systems to homeostasis: cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, endocrine;
Assessment Information
ANIMAL BODY 3 WRITTEN EXAMINATION (80%) Year 2
Module 1: December exam 2012 (48%)
1) Short question paper (17%) & MCQ (8%) -2 hours.
2) Interpretation exam (17%) 2 hours.
3) Spot Exam (5%) 1 hour and 15 mins

Module 2: March exam 2013 (32%)
1) Short paper (11%) & MCQ (6%) 2 hours.
2) Interpretation exam (11% of total) 1 hour and 40 minutes.
3) Spot exam (5% of total) 1 hour and 15 mins.


In-Course Assessment(20%)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Francesc Xavier Donadeu
Tel: (0131) 527 4331
Email: Xavier.Donadeu@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Heather Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3628
Email: Heather.Thomson@ed.ac.uk
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