Veterinary Anaesthesia (VETS9008)

UNIT OF STUDY

At the end of this Unit of Study, students should be able to: Demonstrate the ability to consistently and accurately assess a broad range of animal patients in terms of anaesthetic risk by integrating information obtained from the results of a physical examination and the interpretation of laboratory and other diagnostic tests; Demonstrate the ability to formulate logical, structured, flexible and appropriate anaesthetic and analgesia regimens for a variety of patients, including those which are healthy and those presenting with common disease conditions; Demonstrate the ability to safely induce and maintain anaesthesia in healthy patients and those presenting with common disease conditions. Included in this is the demonstrated ability to monitor, accurately assess and respond appropriately to changes in anaesthetic depth and to recognise and respond appropriately to complications that may arise in the perioperative period as well as the ability to recognise and respond appropriately to animals in pain; Demonstrate the ability to consistently maintain complete and structured anaesthetic records.

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Classes

Supervision.

Assessment

On-going assessment of performance (50%); Detailed Case log that will be assessed by a Board (10%); Communication task (20%); individual assignment (20%).

Textbooks

Tranquilli WJ, Thurmon JC and Grimm KA (2007) Lumb and Jones' Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 4th Edition, Blackwell Publishing

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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