This course is an organ systems approach to the study of anatomy and physiology using large animal species as the primary model. The course provides a functional integration of basic science and clinical information as it relates to the normal healthy animal in an integrated lecture and laboratory approach. Prosected large animal specimen both fresh and preserved, as well as skeletons and models will be utilized in the laboratory to allow applied reinforcement of concepts presented in the lecture. Histologic slides, kodachromes and radiographs will be utilized to enhance organ recognition through multiple formats and give the student a better understanding of organ function. The students will explore in greater depth and detail the course materials through questions and discussions fostered by the development of group PowerPoint presentations on topics that are related to the organ systems studied.