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Course Content and Outcome Guide for VT 106

Course Number:
VT 106
Course Title:
Comp Vet Anatomy & Phys II
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
80
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers the form and function of animal bodies and their anatomical and physiological differences between selected species are studied. Lab includes skeletons and cadaver specimens. Focuses on anatomy and physiology of the digestive, nervous, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine system. Includes organs of special sense. Prerequisite: VT 105.

Addendum to Course Description

This is part two of a two-term course in Comparative Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology. The purpose of this course is to continue to instruct the veterinary technology student on the comparative aspects of anatomy and physiology between dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, pigs, laboratory animals, and birds.  

This is designed for first year veterinary technology students and is a graduation requirement for the Associates Degree in Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology. Credits in this course are not transferable to a four-year school towards a baccalaureate degree.  

The text required for this course is Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians by Thomas Colville. 

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of the course, the short term outcome will be that the student will have satisfactorily accomplished the goals and objectives of this course content guide and confirmed as provided in the assessment above. The long-term outcome desired is for the student to gain sufficient knowledge of comparative veterinary anatomy and physiology to successfully pass the National Veterinary Technician Board Examination and effectively utilize the knowledge gained in their Cooperative Education Experience and as a practicing veterinary technician upon graduation. The course content guides are developed by college-wide subject area faculty and approved by the administration.

1.0  DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:
The goal is to provide an informational basis for the student to develop a detailed understanding of the anatomy and digestive physiology of the digestive tract on a comparative basis between species.

OBJECTIVES:  

1.1.0 Gross Anatomy
1.2.0  Specific and Microscopic Anatomy
1.3.0  Physiology
1.4.0  Digestive Physiology of the Ruminant  

2.0  EXCRETORY SYSTEM 

INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:    
The goal is to provide an informational basis for the student to develop a detailed understanding of how the excretory system functions, and the anatomical differences between different species.

OBJECTIVES:  

2.1.0  Gross Anatomy
2.2.0  Microscopic Anatomy

3.0  THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM 

INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:
The goal is to provide an informational basis for the student to develop an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the function of the heart and blood-vascular system.  

OBJECTIVES:

3.1.0 The Heart
3.2.0  Discuss the anatomy of blood flow, from the artery to the vein and the relative structure of each, including specific characteristics of each. 3.3.0 The Lymphatic System
3.4.0  Physiology of the Vascular System  

4.0  THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM 

INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:    
The goal is to provide an informational basis for the student to develop an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system. 

OBJECTIVES:  

4.1.0 The upper respiratory system  
4.2.0 The Lower Respiratory System
4.3.0  Respiratory Physiology    
4.4.0 Be able to recognize and identify the following structures from a model, drawing, or on a cat cadaver.
5.0  REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM 

INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:
The goal is to provide an informative basis for the student to develop an understanding of the male and female reproductive systems of the various species.  

OBJECTIVES:  

5.1.0  Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System
5.2.0  Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System 
5.3.0  Physiology of the Female Reproductive System
5.4.0  Physiology of the Male Reproductive System 
5.5.0 Be able to recognize and identify the following structures from a model, drawing, or on the cat cadaver.   

6.0  NEUROLOGY 
INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:
The goal is to provide an informational basis for the student to develop an understanding of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. 
OBJECTIVES: 
6.1.0  The Central Nervous System 
6.2.0  The Peripheral Nervous System 
6.3.0  Identify the following structures: 
6.4.0 Gross Anatomy of the Peripheral Nervous System 
6.5.0 Rear leg

7.0  ENDOCRINOLOGY 
INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:
The goal is to provide an informational basis for the student to develop an understanding of endocrinology. 
OBJECTIVES: 
7.1.0  Anatomy 
7.2.0  Physiology   
7.3.0  Identify the following structures on the sheep brain 
7.4.0  Physiology of the endocrine hormones 7.5.0 Be able to recognize and identify the following structures from a model, drawing, or on the cat cadaver. 
8.0  ORGANS OF SPECIAL SENSE 
INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS:   
The goal is to provide an informational basis for the student to develop an understanding of the various organs of special sense. 
OBJECTIVES: 
8.1.0  The Eye
8.2.0  The Ear 8.3.0 Be able to recognize and identify the following structures from a model, drawing, or on the sheep eye.

 

 

Course Activities and Design

This course is designed to be a lecture-lab course. It is a four-credit-hour course that meets for eight-lecture-lab hours per week. Although the course is a lecture-lab course, four hours per week are devoted to lecture and four hours per week to lab.  
The course provides instruction on the anatomy and physiology of the digestive, urinary, cardiac, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive, and nervous systems with emphasis on the comparative aspects between species of each organ system. It also includes organs of special sense.   

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Grades will be based on the student€™s understanding of the course content as demonstrated by periodic examinations, one comprehensive final exam, and by attendance. To receive a passing grade, the student must have attended a minimum of 80 percent of each of the lecture classes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Upon successful completion of the course, the short term outcome will be that the student will have satisfactorily accomplished the goals and objectives of this course content guide and confirmed as provided in the assessment above. The long-term outcome desired is for the student to gain sufficient knowledge of comparative veterinary anatomy and physiology to successfully pass the National Veterinary Technician Board Examination and effectively utilize the knowledge gained in their Cooperative Education Experience and as a practicing veterinary technician upon graduation. The course content guides are developed by college-wide subject area faculty and approved by the administration.

1.0  DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:
The goal is to provide an informational basis for the student to develop a detailed understanding of the anatomy and digestive physiology of the digestive tract on a comparative basis between species.

OBJECTIVES:  

1.1.0 Gross Anatomy
1.2.0  Specific and Microscopic Anatomy
1.3.0  Physiology
1.4.0  Digestive Physiology of the Ruminant  

2.0  EXCRETORY SYSTEM 

INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:    
The goal is to provide an informational basis for the student to develop a detailed understanding of how the excretory system functions, and the anatomical differences between different species.

OBJECTIVES:  

2.1.0  Gross Anatomy
2.2.0  Microscopic Anatomy

3.0  THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM 

INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:
The goal is to provide an informational basis for the student to develop an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the function of the heart and blood-vascular system.  

OBJECTIVES:

3.1.0 The Heart
3.2.0  Discuss the anatomy of blood flow, from the artery to the vein and the relative structure of each, including specific characteristics of each. 3.3.0 The Lymphatic System
3.4.0  Physiology of the Vascular System  

4.0  THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM 

INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:    
The goal is to provide an informational basis for the student to develop an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system. 

OBJECTIVES:  

4.1.0 The upper respiratory system  
4.2.0 The Lower Respiratory System
4.3.0  Respiratory Physiology    
4.4.0 Be able to recognize and identify the following structures from a model, drawing, or on a cat cadaver.
5.0  REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM 

INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:
The goal is to provide an informative basis for the student to develop an understanding of the male and female reproductive systems of the various species.  

OBJECTIVES:  

5.1.0  Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System
5.2.0  Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System 
5.3.0  Physiology of the Female Reproductive System
5.4.0  Physiology of the Male Reproductive System 
5.5.0 Be able to recognize and identify the following structures from a model, drawing, or on the cat cadaver.   

6.0  NEUROLOGY 
INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:
The goal is to provide an informational basis for the student to develop an understanding of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. 
OBJECTIVES: 
6.1.0  The Central Nervous System 
6.2.0  The Peripheral Nervous System 
6.3.0  Identify the following structures: 
6.4.0 Gross Anatomy of the Peripheral Nervous System 
6.5.0 Rear leg

7.0  ENDOCRINOLOGY 
INSTRUCTIONAL GOAL:
The goal is to provide an informational basis for the student to develop an understanding of endocrinology. 
OBJECTIVES: 
7.1.0  Anatomy 
7.2.0  Physiology   
7.3.0  Identify the following structures on the sheep brain 
7.4.0  Physiology of the endocrine hormones 7.5.0 Be able to recognize and identify the following structures from a model, drawing, or on the cat cadaver. 
8.0  ORGANS OF SPECIAL SENSE 
INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS:   
The goal is to provide an informational basis for the student to develop an understanding of the various organs of special sense. 
OBJECTIVES: 
8.1.0  The Eye
8.2.0  The Ear 8.3.0 Be able to recognize and identify the following structures from a model, drawing, or on the sheep eye.