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Small Animal Clinics C - VETS6403

Year - 2020

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.

Classes
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

Assessment
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)

Textbooks
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.

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 dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, exotic pets and wildlife.

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
Camden
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
Camden
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Christine Griebsch
HECS Band: 3
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