Apply food animal anatomy and physiology to inspection processes

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Describe the physiology and anatomy of food animals as they relate to meat inspection

1.1 Describe the cells, body tissue and general body plan of food animals

1.2 Describe the skeletal and muscular system of food animals

1.3 Explain the blood and circulatory system

1.4 Explain and describe the lymphatic system of food animals

1.5 Describe the respiratory system

1.6 Describe the digestive system

1.7 Describe the excretory system

1.8 Describe the reproductive system

1.9 Describe the nervous system

1.10 Explain the function of skin and the endocrine glands

2. Describe the nature, signs and causes of pathology in food animals

2.1 Identify the nature, signs and causes of inflammation

2.2 Identify the nature and causes of physical abnormalities

2.3 Describe the nature and causes of neoplasms

2.4 Describe the ways in which food animals can be poisoned and the signs of poisoning

2.5 Describe the common microbiological diseases found in food animals

2.6 Describe the nature, life cycle and signs of common parasitic diseases in food animals

3. Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to the interpretation of post mortem procedures

3.1 Identify the physiological and anatomical features required to be inspected in the Australian Standard for the major food species

3.2 Identify abnormalities that may impact on food safety and wholesomeness of meat