ANML401 – Animal Anatomy and Physiology

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Module code
Module title
Animal Anatomy and Physiology
To provide students with the foundational knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology as a basis for understanding the maintenance of animal health and welfare.
  • SX1603
  • SX1604
  • SX7000
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1:Describe the structure and function of an animal cell
2:Describe an animal in terms of cell types, tissues, organs and systems
3:Describe the structure and the function of animal body systems
4:Discuss homeostatic regulation and responses within an animal
-Structure and function of the cell; as the foundation for all body components, metabolism and support for living creatures.
-Structure and function of animal body systems; to understand what is system is composed of, how it works, and influences on normal functioning and health.
-Homeostasis, homeostatic regulation and response: how all components of the body exist in equilibrium and what happens when any component is abnormal.
-Professional practice attributes: communication skills; accurate record-keeping; compliance with health and safety requirements.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include:
-Practical - laboratory; practical or workshop sessions and activities; demonstrations
-Theory - includes web-supported tutor facilitated/directed presentations; lectures and tutorials; group activities; peer presentations and review; group/individual research; online learning activities; case studies; guest speakers
Assessment Criteria
Assessment 1 Portfolio of evidence 100
Learning and Teaching Resource
Practical laboratories
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.