|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To provide a broad understanding of animal physiology with particular reference to domestic animals. Also the physiology of digestion, reproduction, lactation and growth of farm and companion animals
Digestion: structure and function of the digestive tract.
Consideration of omnivores (pig), herbivores (ruminants, horse, rabbit), carnivores (dog, cat)
Reproduction: male reproductive tract
Female reproductive tract, oestrous cycle
Fertilisation, pregnancy, parturition
Artificial insemination, control of reproduction
Lactation: mammary gland structure, growth and development
Lactogenesis, galactopoeisis, milk composition, secretion and ejection.
The milking process, factors affecting milk yield and composition
Growth and Development: body composition and carcass structure
Growth curves, allometry, changes in body composition with growth
Factors affecting composition, endocrinology of growth
|Category||Activity||Number||Length||Student Hours||Academic Staff Contact Hours||Comment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||4||2:15||9:00||0:00||Preparation of practical reports|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||0:00||Semester 1 examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||22||0:30||11:00||0:00||Revision for Semester 1 examination|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||22:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||4||3:00||12:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Reflective learning activity||22||1:00||22:00||0:00||Lecture follow up|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||22||1:00||22:00||0:00||Reading in support of lectures|
Lectures introduce the factual information on the morphology and physiology. Practicals reinforce the lectures and allow students to develop their skills in handling live animals and post-mortem material for investigative reasons.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Practical/lab report||2||M||30||4 pieces of work, each of 7.5%, each no more than 4 pages including graphs and drawings)|
The exam assess knowledge acquisition
The practical reports assess the students skills of data collection, analysis, drawing and reporting critical discussion.
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