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APBI 312: Animal
Physiology - II
APBI 312
Section: TBA
Instructor: R. Rajamahendran
Office: MCML 229
Office Hours: TBA
Class Schedule: TBA
Classroom: TBA
Important Course Pages
Lecture Notes
Course Discussion

Course Description

This course is designed to study organization, function, and regulation of various organ systems in the body that are of importance in animal production and wildlife management. The reproductive, digestive, muscular, mammary, and immune systems as well as growth, development, and effects of environment on animal production is discussed.

Learning Outcomes

This course is designed to promote understanding of the basic principles and concepts of physiology of organ systems and factors of importance in food animal production.

Students are expected to list major anatomical structures, relate them to functions and define the pathway of regulation for specific physiological processes in various organ systems of importance to food animal production.

More importantly, students must be 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 biotechnological developments affecting physiological processes.

Subject Matter

  1. Anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system.
  2. Anatomy and physiology of the male reproductive system.
  3. Anatomy and physiology of the digestive system.
  4. Anatomy and physiology of the mammary system.
  5. Anatomy and physiology of the muscular system.
  6. Physiology of growth, development, and manipulation of growth.
  7. The body's defences against foreign matter.
  8. Stress and behaviour physiology as applied to Animal Production.

Testing and Computation

  1. Quiz exam every other week. Quiz can cover any lecture, reading, or laboratory materials
    • 10% of grade
  2. Laboratory reports and exam
    • 20% of grade
  3. Midterm exam
    • 20% of grade
  4. Final exam
    • 50% of grade