Normally Offered: This course is offered each Fall and during Summer Session.
Prerequisites and Registration Restrictions: Two semesters of General Biology (01:119:115-116).
Course Format and Objectives: This course is designed in a classroom lecture format that will include various innovative teaching modalities within the lecture hour to accomplish the course objectives, which are as follows: (1) Understand and explain body systems and how they are integrated in a healthy mammal; (2) Identify species differences between selected mammals’ anatomical systems; (3) Evaluate and effectively communicate with a team of student peers the research performed to assess a comparative aspect of animal anatomy.
The various modalities on top of classroom lectures to be utilized in this course include animal limb dissections to be prepared by the instructor, veterinarian-facilitated necropsies, videos and computer programs to virtually show the internal structure of various organ systems and their functions, and artificial animal models and skeletons.
Other Requirements – Text: Anatomy of Domestic Animals, by Pasquini, Spurgeon, and Pasquini. Sudz Publishing, 2007, 11th ed.
Evaluation: The evaluation of student performance is based on quizzes, exams, and on both the written and oral portions of the final project.