The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
The course deals, on a functional point of view, with the basis of general physiology and neuromuscular physiology (membrane potential, synapses, neurotransmitters, skeletal and smooth muscle contraction, sensory receptors and pathways, motor control, vision and audition'). It focuses on the characteristics of domestic animals and on the key points for the clinical diagnosis. Practical exercises deal with reflexes and positioning responses as well as the analysis of simple clinical cases in relation with the theoretical course.|
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
- Resting membrane potential and action potential
- Muscle contraction (skeletal and smooth muscle)
- Sensory receptors and pathways
- Motor control
- Cerebellum and vestibular system
- Sense organs (audition and vision)
- a first practical session deals with reflexes and positioning responses;
- during a second practical session, the students analyse simple clinical cases in relation with the theoretical part of the course.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Oral presentations with small active learning activities (guided questions; use of wooclap) and concrete examples. Practical sessions realized in groups with living dogs (first session) or from movies and descriptions of clinical cases (second session). The students have to write a short report during each session.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Written examination based partly on transversal questions and comparisons. The focus is set on the global understanding of functions and on the reasoning skills. Reports of the practical sessions are included in the final evaluation.