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Small Animal Clinics B - VETS6402

This unit of study is designed to provide student interns with essential exposure to and experience in small anaesthesia and surgery. This study forms a placement which is part of an integrated approach to the delivery of small animal practice related content over the four years of the DVM programme, the over-arching aim of which is to prepare DVM graduates with the day-one knowledge, skills and attitudes required to succeed in the small animal clinical environment. It will be comprised of two weeks of practical clinical experience in each small animal surgery and anaesthesia. Student interns are involved in the management of a wide variety of cases requiring surgery and /or anaesthesia, from the time of admission until discharge from the hospital. They will be integrated into the daily activities of the anaesthesia and surgery unit. Emphasis will be placed on problem oriented approach to making medical and therapeutic decisions and which integrate judgments based on previous material and evidence-based disease management approaches in the various clinical veterinary science disciplines, as well as laboratory diagnostics.

Classes
four-week practicum; tutorials; self-directed learning activities

Assessment
supervisor report form, activity log, skills log, communication task, individual summative examination

Textbooks
Tranquilli WJ, Thurmon JC and Grimm KA (2007) Lumb and Jones' Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, 4th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell Hall WL, Clarke KW and Trim CM (2013) Veterinary Anaesthesia, 11th Edition, Harcourt Publishers Ltd. King LG and Boag A (2007) BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Emergency and Critical care, 2nd Edition, BSAVA

Additional information
This unit of study involved four weeks of practical clinical experience at the UVTHS, focusing on developing clinical knowledge and skills in the area of veterinary anaesthesia.

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

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Professional practice
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
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
Camperdown
Faculty: Science

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: School of Veterinary Science Academic Operations
Study Mode: Professional practice
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
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
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Laurencie Brunel
HECS Band: 3
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