Form and Function of Man's Best Friend
To be a responsible pet care professional, or even a good dog owner, shouldn't you know all that you can about the anatomy of your dog?
This Course contains the essential and basic information for anyone desiring to become a pet care professional.
This Course contains important elements of the anatomy and physiology of the dog, such as:
What terminology and vocabulary do you need to know to professionally discuss the external anatomy of the dog?
How do you address issues relating to various body regions of the dog in terms of being clearly understood by other professionals?
How the integumentary system, which includes the dog's hair and coat, skin, anal sacs, and nails, provides the dog with protection from the environment and disease.
Purpose and function of each part of the integumentary system.
Types of bones and their functions in the dog's body.
Types of joints and their functions in the dog's body.
The axial skeleton, and how it helps the dog's body to function.
The appendicular skeleton, and, though it is the smallest portion of the dog's skeletal system, why is it important?
The forelimb and hindlimb skeletons function, and what do they contribute to the dog's movement and athleticism?
The three different types of muscles (smooth muscle, cardiac muscle, and skeletal muscle) control, and how are they different in function.
How do the five different regions of the muscular system (the muscles of the head, neck, torso, appendicular, and hindlimb regions) function, separately and together, to create the athleticism of the dog?
What are deep and superficial muscles, and how do they function?
What comprises the digestive system, and how does it function to bring nutrition to the dog?
How the respiratory system works to provide the dog with that most basic element of life, air.
What the respiratory system is made up of?
The importance of the cardiovascular system, and what components is it made up of.
How the nervous system allows the dog to experience its world, and what are the components of the nervous system?
How the urinary system removes toxins from the dog's body, along with other functions, and what are its components?
What does the endocrine system do and control, and what are its components?
Form and Function of Man's Best Friend Course Syllabus
Form and Function of Man's Best Friend Course Objectives
Form and Function of Man's Best Friend Course Terminology
The Body Regions
Hair and Coat
The Anal Sacs
Study Questions: Surface Anatomy
Quiz: Surface Anatomy
The Skeletal System
The Axial Skeleton
The Appendicular Skeleton
The Forelimb Skeleton
The Hindlimb Skeleton
Study Questions: Skeletal System
Quiz: Skeletal System
The Muscular System
Muscles of the Head Region
Muscles of the Neck Region
Muscles of the Torso Region
Muscles of the Appendicular Region
Muscles of the Hindlimb Region
Study Questions: Muscular System
Quiz: Muscular System