EQUINE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

AGR1EAP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces the principles of functional anatomy and physiology of the equine musculoskeletal system and the skills required to evaluate the conformation of a horse. Key topics include: the functional anatomy and physiology of major body systems, the physiological mechanisms utilised when responding to environmental, stress and health challenges and develoment of skills including health and safety requreiments of an anatomical laboratory, and basic laboratory dissections, procedures and calculations


SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This elective subject is offered subject to demand. Subject enrolment limited to students enrolled in SBATE. The student is expected to work with live animals. All use of animals is regulated through the Scientific Procedures Licence and The Australian Code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIllustrated atlas of clinical equine anatomy and common disorders of the horse, 2nd ednRecommendedRiegel, R & Hakola, S 2004Equistar Publications, Marysville, OH.
ReadingsAnatomy and physiology of farm animals, 7th ednRecommendedFrandson, R, Wilke, W & FailsIowa State University Press, Ames, IA.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and describe locations and structures on and within a horse#s body using anatomical and lay terminologies.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and practicals

02. Identify and describe the function of major bones, joints and muscle groups of the horse at the gross and cellular level.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and practicals

03. Use external landmarks and knowledge of underlying bones, joints and muscle groups to evaluate conformation of horses and relate form to function in terms of soundness implications.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and practicals

04. Work safely, efficiently and cooperatively in a group anatomy laboratory.

Activities:
Practicals

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Seven 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"7 x 2 hour lecture Classes per study period. (Semester)"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Six 3.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"6 x 3 hour practical Classes per study period. (Semester) Held at Northern Lodge (Melbourne Polytechnic, Eden Park)"

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes (10 x 3%), equivalent to 1000 words)Multiple quizzes throughout semester.30 01, 02, 03, 04
Laboratory Manual /Record (1500 words).Based on anatomical and dissection practicals30 02, 03
Written exam (2 hours, 2000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04