EQUINE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

AGR1EAP

2020

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 Must be admitted into SBATE or requires Subject Coordinator approval

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

Readings

Sport horse conformation

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSchacht, C

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPUBLICATIONS, MARYSVILLE, OH

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Horse anatomy: a coloring atlas

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorKainer, RO & McCracken, TO

Year1998

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherALPINE PUBLICATIONS, COLORADO

ISBNN/A

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Textbook of veterinary anatomy

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDyce, K, Sack, W & Wensing, C

Year2010

Edition/Volume4TH EDN

PublisherSAUNDERS, PHILADELPHIA, PA.

ISBNN/A

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

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRiegel, R & Hakola, S

Year2004

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherEQUISTAR PUBLICATIONS MARYSVILLE, OH

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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The horse conformation handbook

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorThomas, H

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSTOREY BOOKS, VERMONT.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

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Horse anatomy for performance

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHiggins, G & Martin, S

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherDAVID & CHARLES, DEVON.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Clinical anatomy and physiology for veterinary technicians

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorColville, TP & Bassert, JM

Year2016

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherELSEVIER, ST LOUIS, MI

ISBNN/A

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Functional anatomy and physiology of domestic animals

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorReece, WO

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWiley Blackwell, Ames, IA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

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Introduction to horse biology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDavies, Z

Year2005

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherBlackwell Publishing, Oxford.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

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Anatomy and physiology of domestic animals

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAkers, RM & Denbow, DM

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWILEY BLACKWELL, AMES, IOWA

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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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Delivered as either face-to-face or as a pre-recorded lecture"

Practical Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 3.00 h practical per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Practical at Melbourne Polytechnic's Equine Facilities or other suitable equine facilities. Practical classes will be capped at 20 per class. Where there are more than 20 enrolments, extra practical classes will be scheduled."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Delivered as self-directed learning tasks to be completed from prescribed texts or on line using student management systems"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Six online quizzes (1,200-word equivalent) Each of equal value (200-words equivalent), one quiz every 2 weeksN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
Laboratory manual (1,800-words) Based on live horse anatomical, and cadaver dissection practical classesN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 1.5-hour written examination (1,500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5