VETERINARY ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY - 2024/5
Module code: BMS1051
In this module you will study the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems of animals.
This module equips students with an understanding of 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.
School of Biosciences
SELEMETAS Nick (Biosciences)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 6
Independent Learning Hours: 85
Lecture Hours: 18
Tutorial Hours: 4
Practical/Performance Hours: 11
Guided Learning: 14
Captured Content: 12
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
- Integumentary system
- Musculoskeletal system
- Respiratory system
- Cardiovascular system
- Evolution of anatomical and physiological adaptations of animals
- Nervous system
- Optical system
- Auditory system
- Digestive system
- Reproductive system
- Urinary system
- Endocrine system
- Immune system
- Exotic species comparative anatomy and physiology
|Unit of assessment
|Online Scheduled Summative Class Test
|ONLINE (OPEN BOOK) MCQ TEST - 60 MINS WITHIN A 4HR WINDOW
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate:
A detailed knowledge of the comparative anatomy and physiology of various animal species.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Essay, 30%, 2000 words - Deadline teaching week 6 (addresses LOs: 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8)
- MCQ online test (1 hour) - Deadline teaching week 11 (addresses LOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7)
Short tests will be used to assess the students' progress throughout the module. Following the tests, students will be provided with verbal feedback on their performance throughout the module.
Students will receive extensive written feedback on their essays and verbal feedback on the short tests and quizzes throughout the module and revision.
- This module aims to: Provide an overview of veterinary anatomy and physiology of animals.
|Describe the fundamentals of normal structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) in animals
|Explain the major anatomical and physiological differences between animal species
|Evaluate considerations relating to animal-specific anatomy
|Evaluate considerations relating to animal handling
|Work independently demonstrating initiative, self-organisation and time management
|Communicate effectively orally and in written work
|Investigate and analyse problems
|Integrate numerical & non-numerical information
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:
Provide students an overview of veterinary anatomy and physiology and help them develop independent thinking and analytical skills and improve their written and oral presentation skills.
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
Resourcefulness & resilience
Literature search using online databases and resources, e.g. textbooks, peer-reviewed journal papers
Flipped classroom seminars that allow students to measure their progress and understanding in preparation for exams
Global & cultural capabilities
Lectures delivered by a broad range of speakers with diverse backgrounds: UK or international speakers, veterinarians, animal scientists, and researchers
Use of various software for online interaction and review of content.
High content of digital external resources to support lectures
Visits and workshops on potential veterinary-related Professional Training Year employers
Discussion with former Professional Training Year students about their professional experiences and employability options
Module designed to meet employers’ expectations towards self-learning ability, critical analysis, problem-solving skills
Programmes this module appears in
|Veterinary Biosciences BSc (Hons)
|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 2024/5 academic year.