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VETS90058 Veterinary Bioscience 1A takes an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to the study of organ function and dysfunction in animals. Building on students’ prior knowledge and experience of scientific thinking, this subject introduces students to the structure and normal functioning of the digestive, hepatobiliary and urinary systems, and to the principles of dysfunction of these systems. Students will be introduced to the clinical disciplines of pharmacology and therapeutics, diagnostic imaging and clinical pathology. Using case-based teaching approaches, students will apply their understanding of organ and system function and dysfunction to authentic situations that enhance the development of integrative clinical reasoning abilities.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subjects students will be able to:
- Appreciate the roles of the disciplines of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry and pathology in the analysis of animal structure, function and dysfunction;
- Describe the structure and function of the digestive, hepatobiliary and urinary systems;
- Explain the processes by which normal function may be disrupted in these body systems, and predict the outcomes of these perturbations for normal function of the animal;
- Apply and integrate an understanding of principles of organ function and dysfunction to cases involving multi-organ perturbation;
- Use data acquired from clinical observation as well as understanding of organ function and dysfunction, to explain mechanisms of disease processes.
- Examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
- Expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
- Have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to find solutions to unfamiliar problems
- Be able to seek solutions to problems through the application of knowledge, the ability to initiate and integrate new ideas, an appreciation of the broad picture of science, and an understanding of the importance and application of scientific method
Last updated: 11 February 2021