Undergraduate Course: The Animal Body (3) (BVMS08057)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The 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.
The course 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. All lecture material will be reinforced and integrated in practicals, tutorials and computer-aided learning packages.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Students must be enrolled on a BVMS Veterinary Medicine degree programme in order to take this course.
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 160,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 113,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 6,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 8,
Revision Session Hours 7,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
||* An exam review is offered after the Module 1 & Module 2 exams.
* A feedback session is offered after each Multiple Choice In-course assessment.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)|| Animal Body 3 (Module 1) - Short Answer, Interpretation & MCQ paper||2:45|
|Outwith Standard Exam Diets March||Animal Body 3 (Module 2) - Short Answer, Interpretation & MCQ paper||2:45|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Animal Body 3 (Module 1) - Short Answer, Interpretation & MCQ paper||2:45|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Animal Body 3 (Module 2) - Short Answer, Interpretation & MCQ paper||2:45|
On completion of this course, the student will 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;
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Francesc Xavier Donadeu
Tel: (0131) 527 4331
|Course secretary||Mrs Heather Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)50 6173