ANPH 512 Veterinary Physiology I

(4 cr.) (Didactic) In the DVM program, veterinary physiology is covered by two courses: ANPH512/DVM 1 and ANPH513/DVM2. Both courses focus on the fundamental mechanisms underlying normal function of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems of animals, commensurate with the requirements for a physician providing primary care to a variety of veterinary patients. Students will integrate the acquired knowledge about physiological functions of organ systems and learn to explain mechanisms of whole-body homeostasis. Emphasis is placed on introducing the pathophysiology of diseases, which are commonly seen in veterinary practice. The ANPH512 course covers the following organ systems: nerve & muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal physiology.