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Module Code - Title:

EV4013 - EQUINE PHYSIOLOGY

Year Last Offered:

2021/2

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

2

Lab

2

Tutorial

0

Other

0

Private

6

Credits

6

Grading Type:

N

Prerequisite Modules:

BY4002
EV4012
BC4902
BY4001

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

This module builds on the previous modules BY4001, BY4002, BC4902 and EV4012 and forms a core module on the Equine Science Degree programme.

Syllabus:

Integrating the students prior knowledge, and valuing a quantitative approach, this module leads to an advanced understanding of mammalian body systems, exemplified by equine performance and dysfunction. The systems to be studied include: Blood circulation and the cardiovascular system. Respiration. Water balance and excretion including renal function and urine formation. Gastrointestinal function. The nervous system: central, autonomic. Special senses. Temperature regulation. Skeletal muscle. Endocrinology and metabolism. Reproduction and lactation.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: Discuss how physiological mechanisms at a cellular level, such as signalling, synthesis and transport, influence the functioning of systems and the entire body Recognise the relationship between structure and function in each of the body systems. Describe the integrative mechanisms present in the body to co-ordinate body functions and maintain homeostasis. Indicate how failure of these mechanisms can result in dysfunction.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

Report and discuss recorded measurements during laboratory experiments using physiological principles to explain findings.

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

Measure quantifiable body variables (including temperature, blood pressure, heart and respiratory rate) and discuss the physiological mechanisms controlling their response to stimuli including exercise.

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

This module will be taught through lectures and practical sessions

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Prime Texts:

O┬┐Reece, W., (Ed.) (2004) Duke's physiology of domestic animals. 12th ed. , Cornell, University Press.
Moyes, C. D. and Schulte, P. M. (2007) Principles of animal physiology 2nd ed. , Harlow, Addison-Wesley
Sjaastad O.V., Hove K. and Sand O. (2003) Physiology of domestic animals , Oslo, Scandinavian University Press

Other Relevant Texts:

Ganong, W. F. (2003) Review of medical physiology (21e) , Norwalk, Connecticut: Appleton and Lange

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Autumn - 08/09

Module Leader:

sean.fair@ul.ie