VT 117 : Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology I

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Veterinary AP I



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Acceptance into the Veterinary Technician Program.


VT 101, VT 102, VT 103.


First of two courses covering the structure and function of animal bodies and the anatomical and physiological differences between selected species. Examines body organization, cellular biology, histology, and gross anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Concurrent labs include the use of skeletons, models, virtual anatomy tools and dissection of cadavers.

Learning outcomes

1. Explain the relationship between structure and function.
2. Identify basic cell structure and the structure of major tissue types, organs, and organ systems.
3. Identify and compare bones, tendons, and ligaments on various species of animals.
4. Describe the different types of joint structures and compare the joints of various animal species.
5. Compare the gross anatomy and function of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
6. Describe muscle structure and function on a microscopic, gross, and a comparative basis.

Content outline

I. Introduction to AP
II. Chemical Basis for Life
The Cell
III. Tissues and the Integument
IV. Bone Tissue
V. Muscular System
VI. Nervous Tissue
VII. Nervous System- Central Nervous System
VIII. Nervous System- Autonomic Nervous System
I. Body Orientation
II. Tissues
III. Integument
IV. Skeleton and Joints
V. Head and Neck Skeleton
VI. Trunk Skeleton
VII. Thoracic Limb Skeleton
VIII. Pelvic limb Skeleton
IX. Nervous System

Required materials

Requires Textbook, Lab Manual, and Online Anatomy and Physiology Program.

Grading methods

Assessment may include weekly homework, quizzes, lecture and lab exams.

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