Jan 27, 2023
AGV 129 - Veterinary Physiology Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Physiology with a veterinary clinical emphasis. Provides the basis for study of confirmation, production and pathological processes of diseases of domestic animals.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMACC Veterinary Technology program
- Review basic biology.
- Define homeostasis.
- Discuss basic molecular biology as it relates to cellular function
- Explain cellular anatomy
- Describe organization of tissues into body systems.
- Summarize the anatomy and physiology of the immune system.
- Identify components of the immune system.
- Outline the integument system.
- Describe blood and lymph.
- Explain normal physiology of cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
- Identify the heart chambers, sounds and valves.
- Trace the pathway of blood through the hearts systemic and pulmonary and circulatory system.
- Describe the normal functions of the respiratory system.
- Illustrate the conduction pathway of the heart.
- Explain the function of muscular and skeletal systems.
- Describe how bones are formed and grow.
- Outline bone healing process.
- Identify the structure of the major types of joints in the selected species body.
- Define different types of muscles.
- Discuss control of muscle fibers.
- Understand physiology of the digestive and urinary systems.
- Describe ruminant vs simple stomach digestion.
- List the accessory organs for digestion and functions.
- Explain renal function and urine production.
- Summarize the function of the nervous system.
- List the sensory organs and their function.
- Outline the parasympathetic vs sympathetic nervous systems.
- Describe anatomy and physiology of the brain and spinal cord.
- Understand physiology of the endocrine and reproductive systems.
- Discuss neurohormonal feedback loops.
- Outline reproductive cycles of various domestic species.
- Review body systems and functions of various species.
- Recognize avian anatomy and physiology.
- Recognize reptilian anatomy and physiology.
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