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AGS 214 - Domestic Animal Physiology

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
Introduction to anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, muscular, skeletal, renal, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune, endocrine, reproductive, and digestive systems of domestic animals.
Prerequisite: AGS 113  Minimum Grade D-
Competencies
 

  1. Use laboratory microscopes
    1. Identify major parts of the microscope
    2. Demonstrate proper technique in the use of the microscope
    3. Demonstrate proper care of the microscope
  2. Characterize gross anatomy
    1. Demonstrate anatomical position
    2. Identify planes used to study animal bodies and parts
    3. Identify directional anatomical terminology
    4. Identify regional anatomical terminology
    5. Identify body cavities
  3. Assess basic biology
    1. Define homeostasis
    2. Discuss basic molecular biology as it relates to cellular function
    3. Explain cellular anatomy
    4. Compare and contrast passive and active cell membrane processes
    5. Describe organization of tissues into body systems
  4. Examine functions and components of body support and movement
    1. Point out the structures of the integumentary system and their functions
    2. Identify the structures of the skeleton
    3. Outline the functions of the skeleton
    4. Identify the structures of the joints and their functions
    5. Analyze the functions of joints
    6. Identify muscles and muscle tissue and their functions
    7. Investigate the functions of muscles and muscle tissue
    8. Describe functional physiology for body support and movement
  5. Identify the structures and functions of the circulatory system
    1. Identify components of blood
    2. Summarize the functions of blood
    3. Identify the structures of the heart
    4. Outline the functions of the heart
    5. Identify blood vessels
    6. Discuss the functions of the blood vessels
  6. Characterize the structures and functions of the body control systems
    1. Identify the structures of the nervous system.
    2. Explain the fundamentals of the nervous system.
    3. Identify the structures of nervous tissue
    4. Analyze the functions of nervous tissue
    5. List the sensory organs and their function
    6. Outline the parasympathetic vs sympathetic nervous system
    7. Describe anatomy and physiology of the brain and spinal cord
    8. Identify the structures of the endocrine system
    9. Examine the functions of the endocrine system
    10. Describe physiological interactions to control homeostasis
  7. Relate the function of body maintenance systems
    1. Identify the structures of the lymphatic system
    2. Explain the functions of the lymphatic system
    3. Identify the structures of the respiratory system
    4. Illustrate the functions of the respiratory system
    5. Identify the structures of the renal system
    6. Discuss the functions of the renal system
    7. Identify the structures of the digestive system
    8. Summarize the functions of the digestive system
    9. Describe foregut/hindgut fermenters vs simple stomach digestion
    10. List the digestion accessory organs and their functions
    11. Discuss the physiologic interactions for nutrient distribution and waste removal
  8. Distinguish the structures and principals involved in reproduction.
    1. Identify the structures of the female reproductive system
    2. Discuss the functions of the female reproductive system
    3. Identify the structures of the male reproductive system
    4. Discuss the functions of the male reproductive system
    5. Identify the structures of the mammary system
    6. Discuss the function of the mammary system
    7. Describe physiologic interactions between parts of the reproductive anatomy
  9. Review body systems and functions of various species.
    1. Identify avian anatomy and physiology
    2. Identify reptile anatomy and physiology 
 

Competencies Revised Date: 2024



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