ANSC201 Animal Structure and Function

Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
23 April 2019 26 April 2019 Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites (BIOL110 or BIOL120) and (CHEM100 or CHEM110 or CHEM120 or CHEM123) or candidature in a postgraduate award in the School of Environmental and Rural Science or School of Science and Technology
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PSIO210
Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Isabelle Ruhnke (iruhnke@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

The unit covers the structure and function of the gastrointestinal, nervous, sensory, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and immune systems in mammals. Laboratory work includes studies on both humans and other animals. Emphasis is placed on domesticated mammals and, to a lesser extent, birds. Practical work for this unit involves use of human and animal subjects to demonstrate fundamental physiological principles.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Animal Physiology: From Genes to Organisms

ISBN: 9780840068651
Sherwood, L., Klandorf, H. and Yancey, P.H., Brooks/Cole 2nd ed. 2013

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Essay 15% 1500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Online quizzes 15% 1000
Assessment Notes

5 x online quizzes - 3% each

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Compulsory Practical write-ups 20% 1500
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad theoretical/technical knowledge by describing the basic chemical principles and concepts of cell physiology with emphasis on the functioning of the mammalian body;
  2. describe the structure and function of mammalian nervous and sensory systems and apply this information to solving physiological problems; by doing so the student will demonstrate a broad theoretical/technical knowledge of the subject and its application;
  3. describe the structure and function of mammalian and avian urinary and reproductive systems and apply this information to solving physiological problems; this will demonstrate the student's ability to analyse, interpret and generate solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems;
  4. describe the structure and function of the mammalian and avian cardiovascular and respiratory systems and apply this information to solving physiological problems; this will demonstrate the student's ability to transmit information to others using written or verbal methods;
  5. describe the structure and function of mammalian and avian skin and muscle and apply this information to solving physiological problems; thereby demonstrating the student's ability to apply knowledge and skills in an autonomous fashion; and
  6. demonstrate a broad theoretical/technical knowledge of the subject by describing the structure and function of the immune system and apply this information to solving physiological problems. This will also demonstrate the student's ability to apply such knowledge