Growth physiology 320

Module code DFS 320
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Functional anatomy, growth and development of tissues and organ systems. The underlying physiological processes in growth and development. Pre- and postnatal growth and factors which determine growth rate: growth curves, stimulants of growth, age, nutrition, breed, sex. Changes during maturation, reproduction, the post-partum period and lactation. Ageing and tissue changes with erosion diseases. The influence of hormones, production and reproduction on conformation and a critical evaluation of assessment of animals for functional efficiency.

Module credits 12.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites DFS 311 GS
Contact time 1 practical every 2nd week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Animal Science
Period of presentation Semester 2

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