Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
V T 54ACOMPARATIVE VETERINARY ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR THE VETERINARY TECHNICIANSummer 2011
4 hours lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory.5 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 84 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 4 Lab Hours: 2 Lecture/Lab: 1
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 2/25/09; 1/3/11

1. Description -
Comparative veterinary anatomy and physiology for veterinary technicians. Clinically relevant veterinary anatomy and physiology including a discussion of the similarities and differences among the major domestic species. Emphasis is placed on the normal structure and function of the major organ systems as the foundation for understanding pathology and the pathophysiology of disease. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: V T 51 or equivalent.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26 or equivalent; CHEM 30A or equivalent.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Comprehend and utilize appropriate veterinary medical terminology
  2. Recognize, compare, and contrast the various cells and tissues that comprise organs and body systems, and demonstrate understanding of the functions of these cells and tissues for the canine, feline, equine, bovine and porcine.
  3. Recognize, compare, and contrast,and demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the integument, skeleton, muscle, cardiovascular and respiratory systems in the above listed species.
  4. Apply this knowledge to the clinical setting, including but not limited to: radiology, pharmacology, restraint and handling, clinical pathology, anesthesia, and nursing care for the above listed species.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Lecture and laboratory facility with high-quality overhead projector, instructor's computer with internet access, video microscope, visualizer, VCR, and DVD. Student computers and ports for student laptops, bench space, anatomy and physiology models, microscopes, microscope slides (cytology and histology), preserved specimens, dissection equipment.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Introduction
    1. Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
      1. Terminology
      2. General plan of the animal body
      3. Levels of organization
      4. Homeostasis
  2. Chemical Basis of Life
    1. Elements, atoms, molecules
    2. Chemical bonds
    3. Inorganic compounds
    4. Organic compounds
  3. The Cell
    1. Cell anatomy
      1. Cell membrane
      2. Cytoplasm
      3. Nucleus
    2. Cell physiology
      1. Cell environment
      2. Membrane processes
      3. Mitosis
      4. Meiosis
      5. Mutations
  4. Tissues
    1. Gross and microscopic anatomy
    2. Epithelial tissue
      1. Characteristics
      2. Types
    3. Connective tissue
      1. Characteristics
      2. Components
      3. Types
    4. Membranes
    5. Muscle tissue
      1. Skeletal
      2. Smooth
      3. Cardiac
    6. Nervous Tissue
    7. Tissue healing and repair
  5. The Integument and Related Structures
    1. Integument
      1. Epidermis
      2. Dermis
      3. Hypodermis
      4. Special features
        1. Pigment
        2. Paw pads
        3. Planum nasale
        4. Ergots and chestnuts
      5. Related structures
        1. Hair
        2. Skin glands
        3. Claws
        4. Hooves
        5. Horns
  6. Skeletal System
    1. Bone
      1. Terminology
      2. Characteristics
      3. Structure
      4. Function
      5. Shapes
      6. Marrow
      7. Special features
    2. Axial skeleton
      1. Skull
      2. Spinal column
      3. Ribs and sternum
    3. Appendicular skeleton
      1. Thoracic limb
      2. Pelvic limb
    4. Joints
      1. Terminology
      2. Types
  7. Muscular System
    1. Skeletal muscle
      1. Gross anatomy
      2. Microscopic anatomy
      3. Physiology
    2. Cardiac muscle
      1. Gross anatomy
      2. Microscopic anatomy
      3. Physiology
    3. Smooth muscle
      1. Gross anatomy
      2. Microscopic anatomy
      3. Physiology
  8. Cardiovascular
    1. Cardiac anatomy
      1. Internal
      2. External
    2. Cardiac blood flow
    3. Cardiac cycle
    4. Heart sounds
    5. Electrocardiogram
    6. Cardiovascular modifications in the fetus
  9. Blood, Lymph, Immunity
    1. Blood composition
      1. Plasma
      2. Red cells
      3. White cells
      4. Platelets
    2. Lymphatics
      1. Formation
      2. Characteristics
      3. Function
      4. Structures
        1. Nodes
        2. Spleen
        3. Thymus
        4. Tonsils
        5. Gut-associated lymph tissue
    3. Immune system
      1. Function
      2. Reactions
      3. Immunization
        1. Passive
        2. Active
  10. Respiratory System
    1. Structure
      1. Upper respiratory tract
        1. Nose
        2. Pharynx
        3. Larynx
        4. Trachea
      2. Lower respiratory tract
        1. Bronchial tree
        2. Alveoli
        3. Lungs
        4. Thorax
    2. Function
      1. Inspiration
      2. Expiration
      3. Respiratory volumes
      4. Alveolar gas exchange
      5. Control of breathing
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Two written midterm exams
  2. Written final exam
  3. Laboratory evaluations: quizzes and practical exams
  4. Emphasis is on skill development and hands-on experience in all required areas. Practical training in the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities List of Essential Skills Expected of Graduate Veterinary Technicians using a set of Standard criteria as a guideline for the accomplishment of performance objectives.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Colville, Thomas, and Joanna M. Bassert. Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd ed. Missouri: Mosby Elsevier Publishers, 2008.
Colville, Thomas, and Joanna M. Bassert. Clinical Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual for Veterinary Technicians, Missouri: Mosby Elsevier Publishers, 2009.

8. Disciplines -
Veterinary Technology
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Laboratory, Demonstration.
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. Laboratory Topics
    1. Terminology
    2. Microscopy
    3. Cell Anatomy
    4. Tissues
    5. Integument
    6. Skeletal
    7. Muscular
    8. Cardiovascular
    9. Respiratory
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Reading assignments
    1. Weekly reading assignments in the lecture text
    2. Weekly reading assignments in the lab manual
    3. Viewing of DVD's with written summaries
    4. Additional reading assigned as needed to supplement the texts
  2. Emphasis is on skill development and hands-on experience in all required areas. Practical training in the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities List of Essential Skills Expected of Graduate Veterinary Technicians using a set of Standard criteria as a guideline for the accomplishment of performance objectives.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is required core course for the A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-22 16:17:20


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