VSC227 Applied Veterinary Physiology (8)

Applied veterinary physiology continues the study of normal function commenced in Veterinary Physiology. This subject will provide an introduction to veterinary immunology and will cover the normal function of the alimentary, nervous and reproductive systems. A holistic approach to body function will be fostered by the integration of information presented previously using a systems based approach to the understanding of more complex physiological and pathological processes. The assimilation of information covered in concurrent and previous anatomy and physiology subjects and their application to novel situations will be enhanced by the inclusion of clinically oriented practicals and cased based learning and assessment tasks.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VSC227. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/ Bachelor of Veterinary  Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology.



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the normal development and function of alimentary, nervous and reproductive systems in the common domestic species.
  • be able to identify and explain interactions between different body systems required for complex physiological processes such as production, locomotion, acid-base balance, exercise and thermoregulation.
  • be able to apply and assimilate information from disparate sources to novel situations.
  • be able to critically evaluate scientific literature and complex concepts presented in a scientific format
  • be able to work as a team to achieve a group or individual goal
  • be able to analyse complex data and present this information in a scientific format
  • gain an introduction into concepts in veterinary medicine and relate these to their underlying physiology.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Digestive physiology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Embryology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Reading and understanding scientific literature


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.