NVCC COLLEGE WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
VET 111 - ANATOMY OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS (4 CR.)

COURSE INFORMATION

Introduces the structure and function of the animal and of all the organ systems of common domestic animals. Includes histology, embryology, and genetics. Includes laboratory dissection and demonstrations. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

To introduce the student to anatomy and physiology of domestic animals. The student will become familiar with the concepts of function and structure of the body of major domestic species. The student will gain knowledge of basic animal anatomy through comparative studies of various animal skeletons and a systematical dissection of a feline cadaver.

ENTRY-LEVEL COMPETENCIES

Enrollment is limited to those students program placed in the veterinary technology curriculum or those students with special approval from the program head.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

Students will learn basic concepts of physiological processes of the major organ systems of domestic animals. They will become familiar with the basic anatomy of domestic animals and apply that knowledge to the veterinary setting.

MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED

a. The biology of the cell.

b. Anatomy and physiology of the skeletal system.

c. Anatomy and physiology of the muscular systems.

d. Anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system.

e. Anatomy and physiology of the peripheral nervous system.

f. Anatomy and physiology of the special senses.

g. Anatomy and physiology of the digestive system.

h. Anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system.

i. Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system.

j. Anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system.

k. Anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system.

l. Anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system.

m. Anatomy and physiology of the urinary system.

Revised 6/95

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