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ANS 216 Equine Anatomy and Physiology
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
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Description: Introduction to the structure and function of the equine. Includes cell structure and anatomy and physiology of major systems including skeletal, muscular, circulatory and digestive systems.

Prerequisites: ANS200 - Introduction to Equine Science

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Identify the various epidermal structures of equine anatomy.
2. (Knowledge Level) Identify basic equine cellular and tissue composition and function.
3. (Knowledge Level) Recognize the bones and joints of the equine skeleton and basic skeletal physiology.
4. (Knowledge Level) Name muscle types and physiology.
5. (Comprehension Level) Explain the functions of the equine nervous system.
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain the functioning mechanism of the equine endocrine system.
7. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the unique importance of sensory organs of the equine.
8. (Analysis Level) Distinguish between the specific components of blood and body fluids and explain their functions in the equine.
9. (Analysis Level) Recognize and relate the purpose and structure of the equine circulatory system.
10. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the purpose and structure of the equine respiratory system.
11. (Analysis Level) Recognize the structure of the urinary system and the physiology of renal filtration.
12. (Analysis Level) Examine and differentiate basic anatomy and physiology of male and female equine reproductive systems.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None