DYR203 Anatomy and Physiology

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Håvard Bjørgen, Erling Olaf Koppang

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:10 weeks teaching period, but calculated to 7 weeks work.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Fall semester. This course has teaching/evaluation in Fall semester.

About this course


Give students an insight into the normal structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of animals, with particular emphasis on matters of importance for the care of sick animals.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student should
  • Have acquired sufficient knowledge and understanding of animal anatomy and physiology as the basis for the rest of the veterinary nurse program to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in various clinical and para clinical subjects.
  • Understand how the animal organism functions as a whole and have achieved basal insight into the interaction between the body's different organ systems with regard to structure and function.
  • Understanding the significance of the main mechanisms for maintaining the physical / chemical composition of the animal body's internal environment (homeostasis).
  • Have achieved sufficient knowledge about animal physiology to be able to recognize deviations from the animals' normal physiological condition.
  • Have learned to collaborate on professional issues through workshops and seminars, and be able to carry out oral and / or written presentations of solutions of these.
  • Have developed an ethical awareness regarding contact with live and dead animals for teaching purposes and research..
  • Have gained understanding that working with dead animals and organs can cause hygienic risks, and the necessity to expel hygienic behavior.
  • Teaching methods and approach

    The teaching is performed by auditorium lectures, colloquium group exercises and laboratory course.

  • The teachers of anatomy/physiology are available for professional guidance on the teached subjects in connextion with auditorial lectures, seminars and laboratory courses. In addition, the lecturers will be able to answer questions via e-mail. Students may also as far as possible after appointment pose questions to the lecturers in person during ordinary business hours .
  • The exam form is oral examination.

    No aids are allowed.

    Grading: Scaled grades

  • An external examiner is used for quality assurance of assessment
  • The hematology course is mandatory
  • Equipment Requirements:

    Work clothes or white coat to dissection/laboratory courses

  • B-DYR
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