SRJC Course Outlines

2/6/2023 8:17:49 PMANHLT 50 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

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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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Students will be introduced 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 also covers a body systems approach 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
Students will be introduced 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 also covers a body systems approach 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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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 fundamental anatomical and veterinary medical vocabulary in communication.
3. Discuss the importance of anatomical structure and terminology knowledge to daily clinical work with the canine and feline.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
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 in small animals using appropriate terminology.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of basic biochemistry, and its relationship to animal nursing.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Word Vocabulary, Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combinations; Introduction to Body Planes and Application of Directional Terms
II. Overview of Body Structure and Organization Defined in Terms of Anatomy and Physiology of the Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems
III. The Hematopoietic System
     A. Terminology
    B. Anatomy
    C. Physiology
IV. The Lymphatic System
     A. Terminology
    B. Anatomy
    C. Physiology
V. The Musculoskeletal System
     A. Terminology
    B. Anatomy
    C. Physiology
VI. The Cardiovascular System
     A. Terminology
    B. Anatomy
    C. Physiology
VII. The Respiratory System
     A. Terminology
    B. Anatomy
    C. Physiology
VIII. The Nervous System  
     A. Terminology
    B. Anatomy
    C. Physiology
IX. The Eye and Visual Pathway
     A. Terminology
    B. Anatomy
    C. Physiology
X. The Ear
    A. Terminology
    B. Anatomy
    C. Physiology
XI. The Alimentary System
    A. Terminology
    B. Anatomy
    C. Physiology
XII. The Urinary System
     A. Terminology
    B. Anatomy
    C. Physiology
XIII. The Reproductive System
    A. Terminology
    B. Anatomy
    C. Physiology
XIV. The Endocrine System
     A. Terminology
    B. Anatomy
    C. Physiology
XV. The Integumentary System
     A. Terminology
    B. Anatomy
    C. Physiology
XVI. Pharmacology
     A. Terminology of drugs
     B. Routes of medication administration
    C. Prescription format

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading (35-40 pages).
2. Weekly quizzes.
3. Midterm(s) (1-3) and final exam.
4. Complete (1-3) self-evaluation exercise(s) (from textbook or instructor-prepared materials).
5. Identification of structures on and re-creation of anatomical diagrams in case studies exercise(s) (1-3).

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
20 - 60%
Case studies exercise(s), self-evaluation exercise(s), weekly 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%
Weekly quizzes; midterm(s), final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology. 4th ed. Romich, Janet Amundson. Delmar Cengage Learning. 2014 (classic)
Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians. 3rd ed. Bassert, Joanna M. and Colville, Thomas P. Mosby. 2015 (classic)
McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians. Bassert, Joanna M. Saunders. 2021.

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