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The Preclinical Course - Years 1 & 2

1st Year: VetST Part IA

Introduction to the Scientific Basis of Medicine: Introduction to epidemiology and statistic in medical sciences.

Histology: Microscopic structure of cells and tissues, with emphasis on the correlation between structure and function.

Homeostasis: Physiological systems which underpin the body's regulation if its internal environment and its responses to external threats.

 Molecules in Medical Sciences: Principles of biochemistry and medical genetics.

Principles of Animal Management: Introduction to animal husbandry and nutrition. The nature of the veterinary vocation and practical animal training.

Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology: Layout and function of body structures

2nd Year: VetST Part IB

Biology of Disease: All aspects of disease, including knowledge of the causes and effects of disease, and the organisms response to disease.

Comparative Vertebrate Biology: Biology of non-mammalian vertebrates and "exotic" mammalian species.

Mechanisms of Drug Action: Basic mechanisms of drug action at the levels of both drug-receptor interactions and the effects on body systems.

Neurobiology and Animal Behaviour: Structure and function of the sense organs and central nervous system and their role in determining animal behaviour.

Preparing for the Veterinary Profession Introduction to aspects of the veterinary profession, professional ethics, communication skills, and the role of the veterinary surgeon in protecting human health.

Veterinary Reproductive Biology: Structure and function of the reproductive system.