2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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VT 126 Animal Anatomy and Physiology II (3 credits)

Prerequisite Enrollment in the Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.

Course Description
A continuation of VT 125 to study animal body structure and function by including additional major body systems.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify animal body structures and explain their functions on a cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels for the following body systems: Urinary, reproductive, and endocrine.
2. Explain the contribution each body structure makes toward the integrated organism.
3. Assess and explain physiological responses to changes in environmental conditions.
4. Demonstrate competency in basic laboratory techniques of dissection and use of specific lab equipment used in physiologic functions.
5. Differentiate between normal and abnormal basic anatomic and physiologic data.
6. Evaluate, analyze, and summarize the practical applications of anatomy and physiology by use of clinical scenarios, live animals, radiographs, and lab specimens.
7. Demonstrate personal responsibility by attending class, turning in assignments on time, and participating in class activities.
8. Demonstrate the ability to work in diverse teams to communicate technical information in an informal way to team members and to resolve conflicts cooperatively.

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