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Biological and Health Sciences Division
V T 54BCOMPARATIVE 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 anatomy and physiology for veterinary technicians. Clinically relevant anatomy and physiology of the major domestic animals and includes a discussion of the similarities and differences among the species. Emphasis is placed on the normal structure and function of the major organ systems as the foundation for understanding pathology and pathophysiology of disease. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisites: V T 54A; 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 digestive, nervous, endocrine, urinary, and reproductive systems, as well as the special senses of the canine, feline, equine, bovine, and porcine species.
  3. Understand the structure and function of the major body systems of the avian, amphibian, and the reptile. Compare and contrast the structure and function of the major body systems with the mammalian counterparts.
  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. Studnet 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. Brief review:
      1. Terminology
      2. Cells
      3. Tissues
    2. Brief recap of:
      1. Integument
      2. Skeletal system
      3. Muscular system
      4. Cardiovascular system
      5. Blood, lymph, immunity
      6. Respiratory system
  2. Digestive System
    1. Basic structure and function
    2. Oral cavity
      1. Teeth
      2. Function
    3. Esophagus
    4. Stomach
      1. Monogastric stomach
      2. Ruminant stomachs
        1. Reticulum
        2. Rumen
        3. Omasum
        4. Abomasum
        5. Nursing ruminant
    5. Small intestine
      1. Structure
      2. Function
    6. Large intestine
    7. Rectum, Anus
    8. Other organs
      1. Liver
      2. Pancreas
  3. Nutrients and Metabolism
    1. Nutrients
      1. Oxygen and water
      2. Carbohydrates
      3. Fats
      4. Proteins
      5. Vitamins
      6. Minerals
    2. Metabolism
      1. Catabolic
      2. Anabolic
      3. Control of metabolism
      4. Metabolic pathways
  4. Nervous System
    1. Neurons and Supporting Cells
    2. Organization
      1. CNS, PNS
      2. Afferent, efferent
      3. Autonomic, Somatic
    3. Neuron function
      1. Resting state, depolarization, repolarization
      2. Threshold
      3. Myelination
    4. Neuron communication, synapse
      1. Neurotransmitters
    5. Brain and spinal cord
      1. Cerebrum
      2. Cerebellum
      3. Diencephalon
      4. Brain stem
      5. Other structures:
        1. Meninges
        2. CSF
        3. Cranial Nerves
      6. Spinal cord
    6. Autonomic nervous system
      1. Structure
      2. Function
    7. Reflexes
      1. Stretch
      2. Withdrawal
      3. Other
  5. Sense Organs
    1. General senses
      1. Visceral
      2. Touch
      3. Temperature
      4. Pain
      5. Proprioception
    2. Special senses
      1. Taste
      2. Smell
      3. Hearing
      4. Equilibrium
      5. Vision
  6. Endocrine System
    1. Hormones
      1. Characteristics
      2. Control of secretion
    2. Major Endocrine glands
      1. Hypothalamus
      2. Pituitary
      3. Thyroid
      4. Parathyroid
      5. Adrenal
      6. Pancreas
      7. Gonads
      8. Other endocrine organs
        1. Kidney
        2. Stomach
        3. Small intestine
        4. Placenta
        5. Thymus
        6. Pineal
        7. Prostaglandins
  7. Urinary System
    1. Waste excretion
    2. Structures
    3. Kidney
      1. Structure
      2. Function
    4. Ureters
    5. Urinary bladder
      1. Structure
      2. Function
      3. Micturition
    6. Urethra
  8. Reproductive System
    1. Meiosis
      1. Meiosis vs. mitosis
      2. Spermatogenesis
      3. Oogenesis
    2. Male reproductive
      1. Testes
        1. Structure
        2. Function
      2. Vas deferens
      3. Accessory glands
        1. Seminal vesicles
        2. Prostate
        3. Bulbourethral
      4. Penis
        1. Structure
        2. Function
    3. Female reproductive system
      1. Ovaries
      2. Oviducts
      3. Uterus
      4. Cervix
      5. Vagina
      6. Vulva
      7. Estrous cycle
  9. Pregnancy, Development, Lactation
    1. Fertilization and Pregnancy
      1. Copulation
      2. Fertilization
      3. Zygote
      4. Cleavage
      5. Implantation
      6. Placenta
        1. Structure
        2. Attachment
      7. Pregnancy
      8. Parturition
      9. Uterine involution
    2. Mammary glands and lactation
      1. Characteristics
      2. Species differences
      3. Bovine udder
      4. Alveoli and ducts
      5. Mammary gland development
      6. Lactation
        1. Colostrum
        2. Maintenance of lactation
  10. Avian Anatomy and Physiology
    1. Overview
    2. Integument
      1. Skin
      2. Glands
      3. Beak
      4. Claw
      5. Feather
        1. Structure
        2. Function
        3. Molting
    3. Musculoskeletal
      1. Skeleton
      2. Muscles
        1. Flight adaptations
    4. Sense Organs
      1. Vision
      2. Hearing and equilibrium
        1. Nocturnal owls
      3. Taste
      4. Touch
      5. Smell
    5. Endocrine system
    6. Digestive system
      1. Anatomy
        1. Beak
        2. Crop
        3. Esophagus
        4. Proventriculus
        5. Gizzard
        6. Intestines
        7. Cloaca
    7. Circulatory system
      1. Anatomy
      2. Blood flow
      3. Blood components
    8. Respiratory system
      1. Anatomy
        1. Oral cavity
        2. Trachea
        3. Syrinx
        4. Bronchi
        5. Parabronchi
        6. Air sacs
        7. Lungs
      2. Airflow
      3. Thermoregulation
    9. Urogenital system
      1. Urinary system
        1. Anatomy
        2. Urine composition
      2. Reproductive system
        1. Male anatomy
        2. Female anatomy
        3. Chicks
    10. Bird classifications
  11. Amphibian and Reptile Anatomy and Physiology
    1. Taxonomy
    2. Metabolism
    3. Integument
    4. Vision
    5. Cardiovascular
    6. Respiratory
    7. Hearing
    8. Gastrointestinal
    9. Kidney and Urinary
    10. Reproductive
      1. Male
      2. Female
    11. Endocrine
    12. Nervous
    13. Musculoskeletal
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Two written midterm exams
  2. A 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 Manuel 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. Digestive system
    2. Nervous System
    3. Sense Organs
    4. Endocrine System
    5. Urinary System
    6. Reproductive System
    7. Avian Anatomy
 
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 16:18:37


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