Module title: Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: VET07101
Module leader: Charlotte Chalmers
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Charlotte Chalmers
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
For the purpose of University Regulations this module is a SLSSS Theory Module

Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Core material will be presented to students via lectures and tutorials (LOs 1-4), using live animals and anatomic specimens. Anatomical and physiological knowledge will be placed in a clinical context by regular tutorials led by a listed veterinary nurse. Supporting material and directed private study will be provided via tThe VLE (LO 5 and 6). Students will begin to compile a series of ten monographs which will be collated into an e-porfolio. Each mongraph will cover a different body system, and will be designed to be dynamic, so students can enrich and expand the portfolio as they progress through their programme. The importance of anatomy and physiology in understanding the normal function of a healthy animal and the potential sources of dysfunction will be emphasised (LO 3). Case studies, group work, problem solving and presentations will take place throughout the module (LOs 1- 6).

Material covered will follow the RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) Veterinary Nursing 2011 syllabus .
RCVS Professional 2011 Syllabus Reference: VN3 and provides underpinning knowledge for RCVS Day one skills for veterinary nurses Section 3



Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment-
1. Two hour computer based workshop will cover learning outcomes 1 and 2 in Week 5, containing 5 practical activities, which include scenario based questions.
2. Weekly on-line submissions of draft monographs from Week 3 to Week 12 covering lerning outcomes 1,4,5 and 6.
3. Formative assessment will take place both during face to face classes periodically throughout the term, and weekly using quizzes posted on the VLE, thus enabling students to monitor their own progress.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment
1. Ten 300-400 word, illustrated monographs based on 10 body systems, covering learning outcomes (LO 1 - 6). Monographs with be submitted progressively from week 2 -13. 80% of module assessment.
2. Thirty minute supervised VLE based examination, containing 30 unseen m.c.q covering LO2) in week 10. 20% of module assessment.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 39
Online Lecture 21
Independent Learning Guided independent study 117
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 21
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 20 2 14 HOURS= 0.30, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 80 1,3-6 2-13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

In this module you will learn the terminology associated with investigation of animals in terms of directional planes, movement of limbs, prefixes and suffixes used and the body cavities found in mammals. You will also learn how to identify body landmarks used when treating a range of animal species. The anatomy and physiology of the major body systems are studied (cats and dogs), and you will also learn how an understanding of genetics leads to the introduction of breeding programmes in domestic species.
The module content is designed around the RCVS syllabus (2011) VN3 and provides underpinning knowledge for RCVS Day One Skills for veterinary nurses, section 3.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Describe boundaries of body cavities, directional terms and sections used in investigating animal health
LO2: Identify anatomical landmarks relevant to veterinary nursing practice
LO3: Describe the functions of the major body systems in a healthy mammal
LO4: Relate an understanding of genetics to an animal breeding programme in a named species

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - ASPINALL VICTORIA AND CAPPELLO MELANIE (2009) INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: BUTTERWORTH AND HEINEMANN, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780702029387
Core - THOMAS P COLVILLE JOANNA M BASSERT (2008) CLINICAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS: MOSBY ELSEVIER, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9780323046855
Core - PETER C GOODY (1997) DOG ANATOMY : A PICTORIAL APPROACH TO CANINE STRUCTURE
: J.A. ALLEN, 1st ed. - ISBN: 0851316360
Core - LOLA C HUDSON AND WILLIAM P HAMILTON (2010) ATLAS OF FELINE ANATOMY FOR VETERINARIANS: TETON NEWMEDIA, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781591610441
Core - JULIE E OUSTON (2004) VETERINARY NURSING SELF ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: BUTTERWORTH-HEINEMANN, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 0750687819
Core - LOUISE TARTAGLIA AND ANNE WAUGH (2005) VETERINARY PHYSIOLOGY AND APPLIED ANATOMY: A TEXTBOOK FOR VETERINARY NURSES AND TECHNICIANS: ELSEVIER BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 0750688734
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