This unit of study consolidates the theory of avian, reptile, exotic pet and wildlife medicine and surgery, as well as of canine and feline internal medicine and diagnostic imaging, and applies this theory to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in patients presenting to the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Sydney (UVTHS) and the Avian Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital (AREPH). Case material will be used to develop student's use of the problem-orientated approach in patient assessment. During placements, acquiring appropriate skills in history-taking, physical examination, interpretation of diagnostic imaging modalities and clinicopathological test results, routine clinical procedures and implementation of treatments will be emphasised. Cases will form the basis of interactive collegiate discussions on patient-specific identification and assessment of problems. Student interns will participate in clinical activities, including client communication, collection of samples for diagnostic tests, acquisition of diagnostic images, developing treatment and nutrition plans, routine health management, disease management, management of patients in hospital, and medical record-keeping.
a one-week clinical rotation through the AREPH; a one-week clinical rotation with the diagnostic imaging team at the UVTHS; and a two-week clinical rotation with the medicine tram at the UVTHS
communication tasks (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), individual case report (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), image evaluation (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), supervisor report forms (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), skills log (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), activity/case log (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) written assignments (pass/fail)
Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC (ed) (2010) Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Diseases of the Dog and the Cat 7th Ed. Elsevier Saunders, St Louis. (ISBN: 9781416065937) Additional reference books and online resources will be available during the rotations.
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 dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, exotic pets and wildlife.
All content from Years 1, 2, and 3 of the DVM
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