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APBI 311: Animal
Physiology - I
APBI 311
Section: TBA
Instructor: R. Rajamahendran
Office: MCML 229
Office Hours: TBA
Class Schedule: TBA
Classroom: TBA
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Course Discussion

Course Description

This course is designed to study the organization, function, and regulation of various organ systems that are involved in life support and homeostasis in domesticated animals. The nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, muscular and skeletal systems are discussed.

Learning Outcomes

This course is intended to promote understanding of the basic principles and concepts of physiology of various organ systems in the body that are involved in life support and homeostasis. Students are expected to list major anatomical structures, relate them to specific functions, and define the pathway of regulation for specific physiological process in various organ systems involved in life support and homeostasis. More importantly, students are able to draw on their conceptual understanding of physiology and integrate information from individual systems to analyze and explain the changes of a specific physiological process during different physiological states and new veterinary/medical developments affecting physiological processes.

Subject Matter

  1. Introduction to anatomy and physiology.
  2. Structure and functions of the cell.
  3. Skeletal system and physiology of bone.
  4. Anatomy and physiology of nervous system.
  5. Endocrinology.
  6. Circulatory system and physiology of circulation.
  7. The respiratory system.
  8. The urinary system.
  9. Muscular system and physiology of muscle.
  10. Sense organs.

Testing and Computation

  1. Quiz exam every other week (15 minute duration). Exam can cover any lecture, reading, or lab material since previous quiz
    • 10% of grade
  2. Midterm exam (1 hour). Objective/subjective test covering all materials of first half of the course
    • 20% of grade
  3. Laboratory reports and laboratory exam
    • 20% of grade
  4. Final exam (3 hours). Comprehensive exam at the end of the course
    • 50% of grade