Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
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 :
Is able to link different concepts seen during the course in order to answer on a clear and structured way to transversal questions related to neuromuscular physiology.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
- 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.