|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: Reproductive events, reproductive anatomy,
production of gametes, reproductive endocrinology, oestrous cycles.
Fertilisation, pregnancy, parturition, postpartum.
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
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Completion of semester 1 exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||3||4:00||12:00||Preparation of practical reports|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||22||0:30||11:00||Revision for Semester 1 examination|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||2||3:00||6:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||3:00||3:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Reflective learning activity||22||1:00||22:00||Lecture follow up|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||22||1:00||22:00||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
|Written Examination||120||2||A||70||Answer 3 questions out of 6.|
|Practical/lab report||2||M||30||3 pieces of work, each of 10%, each no more than 5 pages (including graphs and drawings)|
The examination assesses knowledge acquisition.
The practical reports assess the student's skills of data collection, analysis, drawing and reporting critical discussion.
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