ANS 201 : Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals

An introductory course in the comparative anatomy and physiology of vertebrate animals to include bird and mammal dissections. Emphasis is placed on distinguishing gross anatomical structures, critical organ systems, and functional relationships with a comparative focus on gastrointestinal tracts, respiratory systems, and reproductive systems. Notation of the normal anatomy and physiology with references made to deviation from the norm, which might constitute a diseased state, and extrapolating learned material to additional species is also covered. Prerequisite(s): BIO 111 or BIO 121 with a grade of C or better. A passing grade of C (73) or better in the laboratory portion of this course is required to receive a final passing grade for the course. Three lecture and two laboratory hours per week.
1. Identify major organs and structures of birds and mammals. 2. Explain the associated nature of organs and structures in the healthy functioning of the animal body. 3. Compare normal and abnormal morphology of the animal body. 4. Compare aspects of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, and reproductive tracts of different classifications of animals.





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