NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE
Introduction to Veterinary Science
|A.||Course Title:||Introduction to Veterinary Science|
|B.||Course Number:||ANSC 113 - 10623|
|G.||Office:||Ag Pavilion ()|
|I.||Office Phone:||(575) 492-4715|
|J.||Office Hours:|| Monday: 8:30:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
Tuesday: 8:30:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
Wednesday: 8:30:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
Thursday: 8:30:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
Friday: 8:30:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
|K.||Time Zone:||Mountain Time|
This course is an introductory course in veterinary science. It will cover basic information about animal health, handling, nutrition, reproduction, genetics, facilities, maintenance, anatomy and physiology, and business management. This is a three credit hour course.
This course is part of the New Mexico Junior College Animal Science Program; however, it is important to check with the institution to which you plan to transfer to determine transferability. All students are encouraged to keep a copy of the course syllabus, as it will help determine the transferability of this course to another institution.
Introduction to Veterinary Science 3rd Ed
Cengage Learning; Lawhead
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Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:
90 - 100% = A 80 - 89% = B 70 - 79% = C 60 - 69% = D 0 - 59% = F
Final Grade Breakdown:
-Research Paper= 10%
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New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:
This introductory course in veterinary science will cover basic information about animal health, handling, nutrition, reproduction, genetics, facilities maintenance, anatomy and physiology, and business and careers management.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
-Practice appropriate animal handling and job safety
-Demonstrate introductory knowledge of animal body systems
-Demonstrate introductory knowledge of animal diseases
-Demonstrate introductory knowledge of animal parasites
-Be able to evaluate and summarize with veterinary surgical procedures and surgical instruments
-Discuss and evaluate career opportunities
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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
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Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
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Online Learning Environment
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Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.
The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.
Comparative Anatomy and Physiology
• Chapter 1: Basic Cell Biology
• Chapter 2: Tissue Types and Functions
• Chapter 3: The Musculoskeletal System
• Chapter 4: The Circulatory System
• Chapter 5: The Respiratory System
• Chapter 6: The Renal System
• Chapter 7: The Digestive System
• Chapter 8: The Reproductive System
• Chapter 9: The Nervous System
• Chapter 10: The Endocrine System
• Chapter 11: The Immune System
• Chapter 12: Basic Nutrients
• Chapter 13: Species Comparison
• Chapter 14: Principles of Infectious Disease
• Chapter 15: Disease Prevention
• Chapter 16: Classification of Diseases
• Chapter 17: Zoonoses
• Chapter 18: Diagnosis of Disease
• Parasitology and Endoparasitology
• Chapter 19: Principles of Surgery
• Supplemental material:
o Veterinary Tool Identification
o Veterinary Terminology
o Animal Handling and Restraining
• Supplemental Material:
o Medications of Animals
o Clinical Examinations
WEEK 15: Professionalism and Careers
• Chapter 20: Safety
• Chapter 21: Careers and Decision Making in Veterinary Science
• FINAL EXAM REVIEW
FINAL EXAM- MAY 7-9
**Schedule subject to change at instructor’s discretion.**