Veterinary Physiology 1A

Subject VETS10008 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 44 hours of lectures and 26 hours of practicals/workshops.
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment 96 hours (minimum).
Prerequisites: Nil
Corequisites: Nil
Recommended Background Knowledge: Nil
Non Allowed Subjects: Nil
Core Participation Requirements:

Prospective students are advised to familiarise themselves with the Faculty's Academic Requirements Statement

and information about Students Experiencing Disability


Assoc Prof Wayne Kimpton

Subject Overview: Topics include: cell and general physiology; nerve and muscle physiology, haematology; cell communication; cardiovascular system and immunology.

At the end of the sequence Veterinary Physiology 1A and Veterinary Physiology 1B students completing these subjects should:


  • an understanding of normal body functions and homeostasis;
  • an understanding of the cellular and molecular processes that underlie animal health and disease;
  • skills in organising, conducting and documenting experiments on physiological systems;
  • the ability to critically analyse and discuss experimental physiological data.

One two-hour written examination (75%); one one-hour test during the semester (10%); an essay/report of not more than 1,000 words (10%) to be submitted during the semester and a communications skills exercise that will comprise a 5 min video recorded oral presentation during the semester. Marks (5%) will be awarded for the oral presentation and also for peer review of five other student presentations.

Prescribed Texts: Nil
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

At the end of the sequence Veterinary Physiology 1A and Veterinary Physiology 1B students completing these subjects should have:

  • skills in independent and self directed learning;

  • skills in report writing; and

  • technical, analytic and problem solving skills.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Veterinary Science(PV)

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