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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : BVMS

Undergraduate Course: The Animal Body 1 (GEP) (BVMS08066)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits30 ECTS Credits15
SummaryAnimal Body 1 (AB1) for GEP comprises lectures and practicals in veterinary topographical anatomy specifically designed for graduate students in the animal sciences embarking on the four year graduate-entry BVM&S programme.
Course description As is usual in veterinary anatomy, the dog is taught as the anatomical ¿type¿ species and most detail is given in relation to this species. The course does not include systems anatomy, which forms part of the Animal Body Systems and Cases course (ABSC). Practicals involve dissection of ethically-sourced canine bodies and demonstrations using bones, specimens and prosected material. Electronic learning resources are used in the course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students must be enrolled on a BVMS Veterinary Medicine degree programme in order to take this course.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Vet Med Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 300 ( Lecture Hours 30, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 33, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Revision Session Hours 9, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 6, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 211 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 95 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 5 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Oral examination: 5%«br /»
Multiple choice questions: 30%«br /»
Short answer questions: 65%«br /»
Feedback Provide high level information on the feedback students will be given (not dates)

¿ Immediate feedback after MCQ exam
¿ Class feedback (with scripts) after Exam Board
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Outwith Standard Exam Diets OctoberGEP Animal Body 1 SAQ and MCQ2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Name the bones and main bony landmarks in the fore limbs, hind limbs, axial skeleton and skull, and classify important joints in terms of structure and function.
  2. Identify and have topographical awareness of key muscles/muscle groups in the limbs and head, and describe the effects of nerve damage on muscle function.
  3. Describe the basic tissues of the body and their relationships.
  4. Identify key soft tissue structures of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis and describe the composition of the thoracic and abdominal body walls.
Reading List
¿ Boyd, J.S. (2000) Colour Atlas of Clinical Anatomy of the Dog and Cat. St Louis: Mosby.
¿ Evans, H.E. & de Lahunta, A. (2017) Guide to the Dissection of the Dog. St Louis: Elsevier
¿ Gardiner, A. (2014) The Dog Anatomy Workbook: A guide to the canine body. London: J.A. Allen and Marlborough: Crowood Press.
¿ Singh, B. (2018) Dyce, Sack & Wensing's Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy. St Louis: Elsevier
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills ¿ Knowledge of functional and topographical of domestic species and the clinical implications
¿ Independent learner
¿ Reflective learner
Course organiserMr Andrew Gardiner
Tel: (0131 6)50 8788
Course secretaryMiss Amanda Huggan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6085
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