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On completion of this module students should be able to:
Explain the relationship between the structure and function of various tissues in animals
Explain the function and regulation of body organs at a cellular and molecular level
Discuss the mechanisms by which molecules are transported in to, out of and through cells
Describe the structure and functions of the nervous system and the special senses and explain how animals perceive their internal and external environment and apply their knowledge to explain how the body receives, interprets and acts on sensory stimuli.
Explain the structure and function of the cardiovascular, respiratory and urinary systems and demonstrate an advanced understanding of how the molecular, physiological, metabolic and endocrine factors regulating these basic physiological processes contribute to homeostasis in farm animals
Explain the development of the mammary glands during different physiological stages; Discuss the regulation of milk synthesis; Discuss the comparative aspects of lactation in domestic animals.
On completion of this module students should be able to: Analyze, interpret, and summarize information on a systems physiology topic.
Cellular level of organization:
Components of the cell: cytoplasm and nuclear organelles.
Cell membrane: structure & function, mechanisms of membrane transport and cell to cell communication
Tissue level of organization:
Tissue Types: Structure, function, location and properties of Epithelial, Connective, Muscle and Nervous tissues
Structure, function, development and regulation of Skin, Cartilage, Bone, Muscle, Blood,
Nervous system and the special senses: Structure, function and physiology of the central and peripheral nervous system and the special senses; vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch.
Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Urinary Systems: Structure, function and integrated physiology of the tissues and organs of these systems
Lactation: Mammary gland development, structure and regulation of milk production
Adaptation of tissues and systems by various animals species.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Students should have taken a basic course in Biology before attempting this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire (Short): In semester Multiple Choice Questionnaire, including Matching Set questions, approximately 30 questions.
Some questions incur negative marking for incorrect answers.
|Week 9||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Continuous Assessment: In semester in class and online activities, including short quizzes, group projects and presentations||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: End of Semester Multiple Choice Questionnaire, including Matching Set questions and labelled diagrams, approximately 50 questions. Some questions incur negative marks for incorrect answers.||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Self-assessment activities
Feedback is delivered through different approaches including feedback in class, or at student's request, out of class in a private meeting. In term assessment feedback will be communicated online through BrightSpace.
|Dr Lynne O'Shea||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|