Standard

Rev. 10/2003

Rev. 02/2005

VET 106 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology

Course Description

Provides an overview of the functional anatomy and physiology of domestic animals commonly encountered in veterinary medicine. Emphasis is placed on the parts and function of the systems of the animal body and associated medical terminology. Topics include: musculoskeletal system, digestive system, cardiovascular system, cutaneous system, hematopoietic system, respiratory system, urogenital system, nervous system and special senses, and endocrine system.

 

Competency Areas

Hours

Musculoskeletal System

Class

5

Digestive System

D. Lab

2

Cardiovascular System

P. Lab/O.B.I.

0

Cutaneous System

Credit

6

Hematopoietic System

 

 

Respiratory System

 

 

Urogenital System

 

 

Nervous System and Special Senses

 

 

Endocrine System

 

 

 

 

 

Prerequisite: VET 101

Corequisite:

 

 

Course Guide

 

Competency

After completing this section, the student will:

Hours

Class

D.Lab

P.Lab/

O.B.I.

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

10

6

0

Terminology

Define the terminology associated with this system.

 

 

 

Parts

Name and locate the parts of this system.

Define the basic functional unit of this system.

 

 

 

Function

List the functions of this system.

 

 

 

Comparative anatomy

Discuss the principal differences of this system among animal species.

 

 

 

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

7

4

0

Terminology

Define the terminology associated with this system.

 

 

 

Parts

Name and locate the parts of this system.

Define the basic functional unit of this system.

 

 

 

Function

List the functions of this system.

 

 

 

Comparative anatomy

Discuss the principal differences of this system among animal species.

 

 

 

CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

5

2

0

Terminology

Define the terminology associated with this system.

 

 

 

Parts

Name and locate the parts of this system.

Define the basic functional unit of this system.

 

 

 

Function

List the functions of this system.

 

 

 

Comparative anatomy

Discuss the principal differences of this system among animal species.

 

 

 

CUTANEOUS SYSTEM

4

2

0

Terminology

Define the terminology associated with this system.

 

 

 

Parts

Name and locate the parts of this system.

Define the basic functional unit of this system.

 

 

 

Function

List the functions of this system.

 

 

 

Comparative anatomy

Discuss the principal differences of this system among animal species.

 

 

 

HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM

4

1

0

Terminology

Define the terminology associated with this system.

 

 

 

Parts

Name and locate the parts of this system.

Define the basic functional unit of this system.

 

 

 

Function

List the functions of this system.

 

 

 

Comparative anatomy

Discuss the principal differences of this system among animal species.

 

 

 

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

5

2

0

Terminology

Define the terminology associated with this system.

 

 

 

Parts

Name and locate the parts of this system.

Define the basic functional unit of this system.

 

 

 

Function

List the functions of this system.

 

 

 

Comparative anatomy

Discuss the principal differences of this system among animal species.

 

 

 

UROGENITAL SYSTEM

5

1

0

Terminology

Define the terminology associated with this system.

 

 

 

Parts

Name and locate the parts of this system.

Define the basic functional unit of this system.

 

 

 

Function

List the functions of this system.

 

 

 

Comparative anatomy

Discuss the principal differences of this system among animal species.

 

 

 

NERVOUS SYSTEM AND SPECIAL SENSES

5

1

0

Terminology

Define the terminology associated with this system.

 

 

 

Parts

Name and locate the parts of this system.

Define the basic functional unit of this system.

 

 

 

Function

List the functions of this system.

 

 

 

Comparative Anatomy

Discuss the principal differences of this system among animal species.

 

 

 

ENDOCRINE SYSTEM`

5

1

0

Terminology

Define the terminology associated with this system.

 

 

 

Parts

Name and locate the parts of this system.

Define the basic functional unit of this system.

 

 

 

Function

List the functions of this system.

 

 

 

Comparative anatomy

Discuss the principal differences of this system among animal species.

 

 

 

 

Suggested Resources

 

Books

Blood, D. & Studdert, V.(1999).Saunderís comprehensive veterinary dictionary.(2nd ed.)Philadelphia: Saunders.

Bohensky, F. (2001).Photo manual & dissection guide of the cat.Garden City Park, NY: Square One Publishers.

Cochran, P.(2004).Laboratory manual for comparative veterinary anatomy & physiology.Clifton Park, NY: Thompson Delmar Learning.

Colville, T. & Bassert, J. (2001).Clinical anatomy & physiology for veterinary technicians. St. Louis: Mosby.

Cunningham, J.(2002).Textbook of veterinary physiology.(3rd ed.)Philadelphia: Saunders.

Dyce, K., Sack, W., Wensing, C., Johannes, C. & Wensing, G.(2002).Textbook of veterinary anatomy.(3rd ed.)Philadelphia: Saunders.

Evans, H. (1993).Miller's anatomy of the dog.(3rd ed.)Philadelphia: Saunders.

Frandson, R., Frails, A. & Wilke, W. (2003).Anatomy and physiology of farm animals.(6th ed.)Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Guyton, A. & Hall, J. (2001).Textbook of medical physiology. (10th ed.)Philadelphia: Saunders.

Herren, R. & Romich, J.(2000).Delmarís veterinary technician dictionary.Clifton Park, NY: Thompson Delmar Learning.

Kainer, R. & McCracken, T.(2002).Dog anatomy:A coloring atlas.Jackson, WY: Teton NewMedia.

Kainer, R. & McCracken, T.(1998).Horse anatomy: A coloring atlas.Loveland, CO; Alpine Publications.

Kapit, W. & Elson, L.(2001).The anatomy coloring book.(3rd ed.)San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings.

Kapit, W., Macey, R. & Meisami, E.(2000).The physiology coloring book.(2nd ed.)San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings.

McBride, D. (2002).Learning veterinary terminology.(2nd ed.)St. Louis: Mosby.

McCracken, T., Kainer, R. & Spurgeon, T.(1999).Spurgeonís color atlas of large animal anatomy.Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

McCurnin, D. & Bassert, J. (2002). Clinical textbook for veterinary technicians.(5th ed.) Philadelphia: Saunders.

Pasquini, C., Spurgeon, T. & Pasquini, S. (2003).Anatomy of domestic animals: Systemic and regional approach. (10th ed.)Pilot Point, TX: Sudz.

Reece, W. (2005).Functional anatomy and physiology of domestic animals.(3rd ed.)Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

Romich, J. (2000).An illustrated guide to veterinary medical terminology. Clifton Park, NY: Thompson Delmar Learning.