Veterinary Physiology 2

Subject VETS20001 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 2 (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: 30 hours of lectures and 12 hours of practical classes or a research project.
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment 62 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


Dr Ken Snibson

Subject Overview:

Topics include reproduction, comparative physiology, and the physiology of the nervous system.


Students completing the program in Veterinary Physiology 1 and 2 should know and understand:

  • the terminology of physiology;
  • the principles and possess the essential information regarding the functions of different cell types and their interactions in organs and tissues;
  • the mechanisms by which the organ systems are controlled and coordinated in the normal animal body; how to analyse data from experiments;
  • and to further develop computer and report writing skills.

A 2-hour end-of-semester written examination (70%). A 1-hour test during semester as indicated on the teaching timetable available to the commencement of the semester (10%). Practical work will be assessed throughout the semester (20%).

Prescribed Texts: Nil
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Students completing the program in Veterinary Physiology 1 and 2 should have:

  • skills in independent and self directed learning;

  • computer and report writing skills; and

  • technical, analytic and problem solving skills.

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

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