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Unit of study_

Small Animal Clinics D - VETS6404

Year - 2020

This unit of study comprises two weeks of blended practical clinical experience. Student interns will be involved in the management of a wide variety of cases such as they are presented to general practice in a non-metropolitan setting. They will apply consultations skills, clinical reasoning, and consolidate knowledge of abnormal and normal presentions to determine animal health. They conduct wellness and preventative health consultation and perform immunisation, and formulate and conduct diagnostic and treatment plans withing the context of general practice. They recognise life threatening and serious conditions and initiate appropriate treatment. Student interns will formulate a rational approach to further investigation or patient referral taking into account owner preferences and financial constraints and they prepare documentation for referring patients. During this placement student interns will solidify knowledge and skills in anaesthesia and surgery by undertaking routine neutring procedures in dogs and cats. Emphasis will be placed on problem oriented approach and on making evidence based medical and therapeutic decisions, which integrate judgments based on previous foundational material including principles and approach to health and disease management.

Classes
two-week practical experience

Assessment
supervisor report form (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), activity/case log (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), skills log (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), communication task (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), individual summative assessment (pass/fail), case assessment (satisfactory/unsatisfactory)

Textbooks
No texts required.

Additional information
The majority of the unit of study will involve practical work in the form of general clinical practice. Students will be involved in the handling, examination, diagnostic procedures and treatment, and wellness management of animals commonly presented in small animals practice.

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: 3.0
EFTSL: 0.063
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: 3.0
EFTSL: 0.063
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camden
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Jennifer Green
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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