The objective of teaching gross anatomy is to ensure that the student is well equipped with basic knowledge in comparative and functional aspects of structures in domestic ruminants, the dog and cat, horse, pig, the domestic chicken and fish to help in understanding other courses such as physiology, radiology, pathology, surgery and medicine. The course will cover general introduction to gross anatomy and anatomical terminology, basic concepts including specimen preparation and techniques in gross anatomy. Body cavities, structural and functional anatomy of body systems- musculoskeletal (including joints), integumentary, respiratory and circulatory (cardiovascular and lymphatic) systems will be taught.
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