SRJC Course Outlines

12/2/2021 11:27:49 PMANHLT 50 Course Outline as of Spring 2021

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANHLT 50Title:  VET ANATOMY TERMINOLOGY  
Full Title:  Veterinary Anatomy and Terminology
Last Reviewed:10/11/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 67.2

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of all major body systems in small animals with a focus on companion animal species (canine and feline). This class will progress in a body systems format with an emphasis on veterinary medical terminology. Commonly used veterinary diagnostics and treatments are woven throughout the course as relevant to organ or body structure or function.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of all major body systems in small animals with a focus on companion animal species (canine and feline). This class will progress in a body systems format with an emphasis on veterinary medical terminology. Commonly used veterinary diagnostics and treatments are woven throughout the course as relevant to organ or body structure or function.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1994Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Recognize and identify the normal anatomy of selected organs and organ systems of domestic animals and relate it to the clinical practice of veterinary technology.
2. Apply a fundamental anatomical and veterinary medical vocabulary to speaking and writing.
3. Discuss the importance of anatomical structure and terminology knowledge to daily clinical work with the canine and feline.
 

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Upon completion of this courses, students will be able to:
1)  Identify normal anatomy and physiology of small companion animals.
2)  Discuss and define the terminology of all major organ systems in small companion animals.
3)  Define terminology used in small animal veterinary practices.
4)  Identify disease progression of small animals using appropriate terminology.
5)  Describe career opportunities including required education in the animal health field.
6)  Demonstrate an understanding of basic biochemistry, and how it is relevant to animal nursing

Topics and Scope
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1)   Introduction to word structure, roots, prefixes, suffixes, and combinations; introduction to body planes and application of directional terms.
2)   Overview of body structure and organization defined in terms of anatomy and physiology of the tissues, organs, and organ systems.
3)   The Hematopoietic System
       a.  Terminology
      b.  Anatomy
      c.  Physiology
4)   The Lymphatic System
       a.  Terminology
      b.  Anatomy
      c.  Physiology
5)   The Musculoskeletal System
       a.  Terminology
      b.  Anatomy
      c.  Physiology
6)    The Cardiovascular System
       a.  Terminology
      b.  Anatomy
      c.  Physiology
7)    The Respiratory System
       a.  Terminology
      b.  Anatomy
      c.  Physiology
8)    The Nervous System  
       a.  Terminology
      b.  Anatomy
      c.  Physiology
9)  The Eye and Visual Pathway
       a. Terminology
      b.  Anatomy
      c.  Physiology
10)  The Ear
      a.  Terminology
      b.  Anatomy
      c.  Physiology
11)  The Alimentary System
      a.  Terminology
      b.  Anatomy
      c.  Physiology
12)  The Urinary System
       a.  Terminology
      b.  Anatomy
      c.  Physiology
13)  The Reproductive System
      a.  Terminology
      b.  Anatomy
      c.  Physiology
14)  The Endocrine System
       a.  Terminology
      b.  Anatomy
      c.  Physiology
15)  The Integumentary System
       a.  Terminology
      b.  Anatomy
      c.  Physiology
16)  Pharmacology
       a.  Terminology of drugs
       b.  Routes of medication administration
      c.  Prescription format.
17)  Animal health careers

Assignments:
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1.  Reading in texts and handouts (approx 35 pages per week)
2.  Quizzes (up to weekly), midterms (1-3) and final exam
3.  Completing self evaluation exercises, including in textbooks
4.  Identification of structures on and re-creation of anatomical diagrams

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Case studies, self-evaluation exercises, practice quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 80%
Exams: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, identification, case study, essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
Language skills


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology by Janet Amundson Romich DVM MS Published by Delmar Cengage Learning, 4th ed, 2014
Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians, by Joanna M. Bassert VMD and Thomas P. Colville DVM MSc Published by Mosby, 2nd ed, 2007
McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians by Joanna M. Bassert VMD. Published by: Saunders, 8th ed, 2013

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