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Small Animal Clinics D - VETS6404

Year - 2018

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, activity/case log, skills log, communication task, individual summative examination

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

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Professional practice
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
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

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Professional practice
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
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: Jenni Green
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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