VETERINARY ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY - 2022/3
Module code: BMS1051
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
In this module you will study all the different body systems of animals (Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, reproductive, digestive, neurological, integument etc.). You will also study how the body systems vary and function between the different animal species (comparative anatomy). On completion of this module you will have a detailed understating of the form and function of the different body systems of animals.
During this module you will also have the opportunity to visit a dairy farm, a veterinary hospital and a veterinary practice.
School of Biosciences and Medicine
SELEMETAS Nick (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: D321
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 106
Lecture Hours: 6
Tutorial Hours: 8
Practical/Performance Hours: 7
Guided Learning: 5
Captured Content: 18
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
N/A – Only available to VBS student
- Musculoskeletal system
- Cardiovascular system
- Respiratory system
- Nervous system
- Optical system
- Auditory system
- Urinary system
- Reproductive system
- Immune system
- Digestive system
- Zoo animal nutrition
- Exotic species comparative anatomy and physiology
- MCQ TEST
- Small animal practice visit
- Large animal hospital visit
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|School-timetabled exam/test||ONLINE (OPEN BOOK) MCQ TEST - 75 MINS WITHIN A 24HR WINDOW||70|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
A detailed knowledge of the comparative anatomy and physiology of companion and livestock species.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Essay (2000 words) - Deadline teaching week 6
MCQ in class test (1 hour) - Deadline teaching week 11
Formative assessment and feedback
Short tests will be used to asess the students progress throughout the module. Following the tests the students will be provided with verbal feedback on their performance throughout the module.
- This module aims to: Provide an overview of veterinary anatomy and physiology on small and large animals.
|001||Explain the anatomical differences between the major livestock and companion animal species||KT|
|002||Describe the major physiological differences between farm and companion animal species||K|
|003||Evaluate considerations relating to animal-specific anatomy||C|
|004||Evaluate considerations relating to animal handling||CP|
|005||Work independently demonstrating initiative, self-organisation and time management||PT|
|006||Communicate effectively orally and in written work||CPT|
|007||Participate in group discussions and on group assignments||PT|
|008||Investigate and analyse problems||CPT|
|009||Integrate numerical & non-numerical information||CT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: Develop independent thinking and analytical skills. Further, more the teaching and learning strategy aims to develop written and oral presentations skills.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Lectures - 24 hours
- Tutorials - 4 hours
- Practicals - 11 hours
- Independent study - 103 hours
- Workshops/Visits - 8 hours
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: BMS1051
Programmes this module appears in
|Veterinary Biosciences BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.