VET355 Organ systems: Neurology, Endocrinology, Reproduction, Obstetrics, Skin, Haeomopeitic and Immun systems
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Showing course contents for the educational year 2022 - 2023 .
Course responsible: Ida Beitnes Johansen
Teachers: Marco Antonio Vindas, Romain David Fontaine, Håvard Bjørgen, Hege Lund, Ingrid Olsaker, Caroline Sorknes Haadem, Hege Kippenes Skogmo, Erling Olaf Koppang, Karin Elisabeth Zimmer, Runa Rørtveit, Bjørn Høyheim, Charles Mclean Press
ECTS credits: 16.5
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching exam periods:
Course frequency: Årlig
First time: Study year 2022-2023
Anatomy and physiology
Anatomy, physiology,obstetrics, breeding and genetics.
Anatomy, physiology and immunology
The course will provide students with knowledge about the structure and function of animal species with relevance to veterinary medicine and their physiological needs.
Species in which knowledge is expected are sports- and companion animals, including dogs, cats, horses and exotics, and production animals such as ruminants, pigs, poultry and salmonids. Mammals, birds and fish are taught comparatively.
Learning outcomes consist of knowledge, skills and general competence.
- Give an account of the embryology of the organ systems, and describe and explain comparative aspects,structure (macro and micro), topography, function at molecular, cell and organ level, and relation to ther organ systems.
- Understand and be able to explain the significance of the anatomical structure of these organ systems for organ function.- Name structures and organs as they appear with imaging methods.
- Name structures and organs as they appear with imaging methods.
- will understand and be able to explain the background for and significance of genetic variation at population level, how one with scientific methodology can obtain information about a population and how one with breeding measures, ie by selection and crossing, can positively affect health and other traits related to function, production and reproduction in our livestock
- will have knowledge of important prerequisites and challenges to be able to achieve breeding progress
- will have insight into breeding goals and how the practical breeding work is organized in Norway today for important livestock (cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, salmon, dogs and horses) and be able to give examples of achieved breeding progress in all these animal species
- Be able to explain the body's external defense mechanisms on the skin and mucous membranes and the principles behind inflammation. Describe the difference between innate and acquired immunity and which cells are involved in these. Explain the overall function of the immune organs and the development of the cells of the immune system
- Identify the organ systems including their substructures and tissues, in animals the student has dissectedthemselves, in specimens and in digital histological images.
- Identify accessible parts of the organ systems including their substructures in living animals of differentages using both inspection, palpation, auscultation, percussion and imaging methods (X-ray, CT,ultrasound, etc.), as well as locate areas for percutaneous sampling and intervention.
- Dissect in line with HSE requirements.
- Identify the organ systems including their substructures and tissues, in animals they dissect themselves, in specimens as well as in digital histological sections.
- Relate to live animals, perform dissections and use basic laboratory equipment and methods related toorgan systems, all in accordance with HSE requirements learned in the vertebrate animals course (VET351).
- Collaborate on seeking and applying knowledge to solve case tasks related to the relevant organsystems, and discuss and present their contribution to the group work in group/plenary sessions usingprofessional terms.
- Apply theoretical knowledge in practical exercises and laboratory courses.
- Reflect on / assess own level of knowledge and skill level in relation to the learning outcome, including identification of own professional strengths and weaknesses.
The teaching is given in the form of lectures, demonstrations and laboratory and dissection courses, as well as studies on live animals. In addition, students will work with flipped classrooms, colloquium assignments, group work and case assignments. Students are introduced to various imaging modalities,including radiological presentation of anatomy.
Some parts of the teaching are compulsory, cf. the course page / timetable (Canvas). Absence is permitted from up to 10% of compulsory teaching with justification. In the event of absence beyond this, students must contact the lecturer and show that the topic has been thoroughly studied on their own, for example by referring to their own notes and being able to answer questions.
The student must pass three sets of multiple-choice assignments (one for each block).
At the end of the course, a campus-based individual oral examination is taken covering all the blocks, and which is assessed with a graded grade (A-E / Fail). Further information is given on canvas.
Requirements for own equipment:
Laptop with access to current study tools (Canvas etc.).
Textbooks as indicated on the home area (Canvas).
The final exam is assessed by external examiner(s), cf. current exam regulations.
Examination details: Oral exam: Letter grades