EQUINE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

AGR1EAP

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces the principles of functional anatomy and physiology of the major equine body systems from the microscopic level to the horse as an integrated entity. Key topics include: the functional anatomy and physiology of major body systems, the physiological mechanisms utilized when responding to environmental, stress and health challenges and development of skills including health and safety requirements of an anatomical laboratory, and basic laboratory dissections, procedures and calculations. Practical activities will be undertaken to apply the knowledge on horse anatomy and physiology.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the following course: SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject is taught at the Epping campus of Melbourne. Students are expected to work with live animals. All use of animals is regulated through the Scientific Procedures License and The Australian Code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes. Practical classes may be held at a number of different properties, some owned by Melbourne Polytechnic and others covered by Memorandums of Understanding with Melbourne Polytechnic. Students will need to make their own way to the practical sites at their own cost. Students should also be aware that practical classes in this subject form part of the assessment

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Horse anatomy for performance

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHiggins, G & Martin, S

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherDAVID & CHARLES, DEVON.

ISBNN/A

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Clinical anatomy and physiology for veterinary technicians

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorColville, TP & Bassert, JM

Year2016

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherELSEVIER, ST LOUIS, MI

ISBNN/A

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Illustrated atlas of clinical equine anatomy and common disorders of the horse

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorRiegel, R & Hakola, S

Year2004

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherEQUISTAR PUBLICATIONS MARYSVILLE, OH

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Anatomy and physiology of domestic animals

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorAkers, RM & Denbow, DM

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWILEY BLACKWELL, AMES, IOWA

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Functional anatomy and physiology of domestic animals

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorReece, WO

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWiley Blackwell, Ames, IA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

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The horse conformation handbook

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorThomas, H

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSTOREY BOOKS, VERMONT.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Sport horse conformation

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorSchacht, C

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPUBLICATIONS, MARYSVILLE, OH

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Textbook of veterinary anatomy

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorDyce, K, Sack, W & Wensing, C

Year2010

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherSAUNDERS, PHILADELPHIA, PA.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Horse anatomy: a coloring atlas

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorKainer, RO & McCracken, TO

Year1998

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherALPINE PUBLICATIONS, COLORADO

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Introduction to horse biology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorDavies, Z

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBlackwell Publishing, Oxford.

ISBNN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Identify and describe locations and structures on and within a horse's body using anatomical and lay terminologies.
02. Identify and describe the functional anatomy and physiology of the major equine body systems.
03. Integrate knowledge of the functional anatomy and physiology of the major body systems to explain the physiological response of a horse to environmental and health challenges.
04. Work safely, efficiently and cooperatively in a group anatomy laboratory.
05. Use external landmarks and knowledge of underlying anatomy to evaluate the conformation of horses and relate form to function.

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