Veterinary Anatomy 2

Subject VETS20002 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
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: 33 hours of lectures and 34 hours of practical work.
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment 93 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


Mr Christopher Philip

Subject Overview:

Topics include: Reproductive system; neuroanatomy; special senses and regional anatomy of the dog.


Students completing this subject should:

Comprehend: the terminology of gross anatomy, histology and embryology; the relationships between structure and function of each of the following types of anatomical structures: skin, fascia and skeletal muscles; bones and joints, viscera; vessels and nerves; the structural/functional differences of organs/tissues between the major domestic animals; the appearance, consistency and colour of normal structures; the identification of organs from different domestic animals; the appearance of normal structures in radiographs; the principles and essential information on the light and electromicroscopic structure of normal cells and tissues; the organisation of cells and tissue into specific organs and systems; the fundamental process of development, formation of the embryo, the placenta and development of organs; and the embryological basis of certain malformations.

Develop: practical skills in dissection and proper use of microscopes; skills in observation and recording, in interpretation of observation and in critical assessment of data; and familiarity with works of reference and methods of sourcing information.

Appreciate: the range of variation in normal organs/tissues due to age, sex and physiological status; species variation of organ structure and function among the domestic animals; common occurrence of variations from text-book descriptions of anatomical structures; and the existence of microscopic structural variation in normal tissue.


One 2-hour end-of-semester written examination (60%). One 80-minute end-of-semester practical examination (40%).

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 this subject should have:

  • skills in observation and recording, in interpretation of observation and in critical assessment of data;

  • familiarity with works of reference and methods of sourcing information; and

  • skills in collaborative learning.

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

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