Module:Equine Anatomy and Physiology

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Dr Simon Daniels
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    36 hours

Module content

This module explores the structure and function of major systems including:

Anatomy and physiology of the: skeleton, integument, muscles, nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, lymphatic system, endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract, urinary system and functional anatomy for locomotion.

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  • Describe the structure of mammalian systems
  • Define the function of mammalian system
  • Relate homeostatic mechanisms to mammalian systems
  • Apply practical skills demonstrate structure and function in the horse


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Laboratory notebook 40%
Examination Written Exam 2 hours 60%

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