University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Syllabus CVM 6100 Veterinary Gross Anatomy Fall/2008 Five Credits Course Coordinator: Thomas F. Fletcher, DVM, PhD Office: 235c AS/VM Phone: 612-624-9765 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Instructors: C. Clarkson, DVM, Ph.D — 612-624-2267; email@example.com V. Cox, DVM, Ph.D. — 612-624-2743; firstname.lastname@example.org T. Fletcher, DVM, Ph.D. — 612-624-9765; email@example.com M. McNulty, B.S. — 612-624-3371; firstname.lastname@example.org A. Rodriguez, CVT — 612-624-6170; email@example.com Course Description: CVM 6100 Veterinary Gross Anatomy presents the gross anatomy of domesticated mammals and includes development anatomy. The carnivore portion of the course features the dog as a model animal and includes the cat. The ungulate portion focuses on basic equine anatomy and includes clinically important ruminant and swine anatomy. Books and Supplies: These items are required: "Guide to Dissection of the Dog", by Evans & de Lahunta, 6th edition. “2007 Minnesota Ungulate Anatomy Dissection Guide”, by Cox, V.S. CD-ROM authored by Dr. Cox, et al., a dissection kit, and laboratory coats and coveralls. These books are recommended: "Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy", by Dyce, Sack, & Wensing, 3rd edition "Veterinary Embryology", by McGeady TA, Quinn PJ, Fitzpatrick ES, & Ryan MT. The above books along with the required CD-ROM, dissection kit, laboratory coat and coveralls may be purchased form the Veterinary Student Supply (651-645-1702; firstname.lastname@example.org) Goals and Objectives -- Knowledge: Following successful completion of the course, students will be able to identify major mammalian structures/organs by name, explain how they are related to one another anatomically, and describe how they developed in the embryo. Students will have a first-hand knowledge of the structural composition of dog, cat, horse, and, to a lesser extent, ruminanats, swine, and camelids, based on approximately 130 hours of detailed anatomical dissection of cadavers and examination of demonstration specimens. Goals and Objectives – Skills and Abilities: Following successful completion of the course, students will have acquired dissection skills (tissue and instrument manipulation techniques). They will be able to pronounce anatomical names correctly. They will be experienced in communicating anatomical information with colleagues. They will be prepared to study physiology, pathology, clinical diagnosis and surgery. They will be ready to comprehend anatomical content in medical literature. Participation Policy: Students are expected to attend lectures and dissection laboratories and to prepare cadavers for laboratory exam questions. Instructors are available for individual consultation during dissection laboratories and at other times by appointment. Grading and Grading Standards: The total point distribution for all exams in CVM 6100 will have, approximately, the following subject matter weighting: carnivore anatomy 55%, ungulate anatomy 33%, and developmental anatomy 12%. Your CVM 6100 letter grade will be based on the following scale (percent total score rounded to the nearest whole number): 90% or above = A; 80%—89% = B; 70%—79% = C; 65%—69% = D; less than 65% = F Examinations: All examinations will be conducted under honor code regulations of the College of Veterinary Medicine and according to CVM academic policies on testing. Students are expected to complete exams in the time allotted. Carnivore Anatomy / Developmental Anatomy Exams: There will be three examinations covering carnivore gross anatomy and developmental anatomy. Each of the exams will consist of a written section and a laboratory section: Written Examinations. The written examinations will be composed of any combination of multiple choice, matching, fill-in blanks, true/false, short answer, and/or short essay questions totaling 40 points. Exams may include questions on both lecture and laboratory material. The distribution of carnivore and developmental anatomy points per exam are listed in your CVM 6100 Class Schedule. Laboratory Examinations. Exams will consist of 40 1-point questions. The questions will be composed by students and edited by instructors. Each pair of students may tag one question on their cadaver before taking the written examination. Each individual will know only one potential question on each laboratory examination. While the class is taking the written examination, the staff will edit student-generated questions for duplications, clarity, content distribution, and appropriateness. The staff may compose additional questions if necessary to ensure a comprehensive examination among the final 40 questions. When taking the laboratory examination you are free to circulate through the laboratory without a time limit per question. Ungulate Anatomy Exams: Ungulate anatomy exams will likely consist of one laboratory exam and one written exam given during the semester and one laboratory and one written exam that will be given during finals week. Ungulate exam and grading details will be announced later in the course. Course evaluation survey: Students are required to complete a one-page questionnaire for the purpose of course evaluation (separate from faculty evaluations). Students must complete the survey in order to receive a final lab exam answer form. Make-up Policy: Students will be allowed to make arrangements to take examinations that they missed in the case of absences excused by a course instructor. Criteria for Evaluation: Grades will be awarded based on examination scores, as described above. Carnivore and Developmental Anatomy will account for two-thirds (240 points) and Ungulate Anatomy will account for one-third (120 points) of the total points in CVM 6100 (360 points for all exams).
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