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Small Animal Clinics A - VETS6401

Year - 2020

This unit of study will provide students with essential experience and training in the management of primary care and emergency cases and the care of hospitalised patients at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney (UVTHS). Students will have the opportunity to practice clinically-relevant techniques such as history taking, physical examination, diagnostic sample collection, interpretation of radiographs and ultrasound, medical record keeping, critical analysis of case-related information, development and implementation of treatment plans and evaluation of outcomes. In primary care there is an additional focus on developing comprehensive wellness and preventative care, appropriate life stage and health status. The focus for emergency medicine will be on triage and care of cases presenting in an emergency situation. In addition, students will intergrate various learning activities to effectively diagnose and treat patients and develop skills to enhance the client-veterinarian and veterinarian-patient relationship and form effective collegial teams. There will be priority given to achievement of day one competencies.

Classes
four-week clinical rotation specifically in the fields of primary accession and emergency medicine at the UVTHS

Assessment
supervisor report forms (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), activity/case log (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), skills log (satisfactory/unsatisfactory ), communication tasks (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), individual summative examination (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), mini-CEX exercise (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), attendance and participation (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), Oral and written case assessments and reports (satisfactory/unsatisfactory)

Textbooks
No texts required.

Additional information
The majority of the unit of study will involve practical work in the form of clinical practice, facilitated in a rotational format. Students will be involved in the handling, examination, diagnostic procedures and treatment of various small animal species.

Assumed knowledge
All content from Years 1, 2, and 3 of the DVM

Pre-requisites

VETS6101 and VETS6102 and VETS6103 and VETS6104 and VETS6105 and VETS6106 and VETS6107 and VETS6108 and VETS6201 and VETS6202 and VETS6203 and VETS6204 and VETS6205 and VETS6206 and VETS6207 and VETS6208 and VETS6301 and VETS6302 and VETS6303 and VETS6304 and VETS6305 and VETS6306 and VETS6307 and VETS6308 and VETS6309 and VETS6310 and VETS6311 and VETS6312 and VETS6313

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Professional practice
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Sixth Year
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Science

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Professional practice
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Sixth Year
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Nicolle Louise Kirkwood
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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