VET355 Organ systems 2

Credits (ECTS):16.5

Course responsible:Ida Beitnes Johansen

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Årlig

Teaching and exam period:Fall

About this course

Anatomy, physiology, blood, immune system, breeding and genetics.

The course consists of 3 blocks:

The nervous system and endocrinology.

Anatomy and physiology

Reproduction and obstetrics

Anatomy, physiology,obstetrics and genetics.

Skin, blood and immunology

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 outcome

Learning outcomes consist of knowledge, skills and general competence.

Knowledge: After completing the teaching, the student should be able to

- 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.

-understand and describe the basic principles of heredity and how these affect the inheritance of traits in an individual, in a family and in a population

- have insight into what a genetic marker is and how these can be used to map genetic traits

- 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

Skills: After completing the teaching, the student should be able to

- 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.

General competence: After completing the teaching, the student should be able to

- 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.
  • 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.

  • The final exam is assessed by external examiner(s), cf. current exam regulations.
  • 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). 

  • Requirements for own equipment:

    Laptop with access to current study tools (Canvas etc.).

    Textbooks as indicated on the home area (Canvas).

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