VET SC 7002RW - Fundamentals of Vet Anaes, Diag Imaging & Surgery
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code VET SC 7002RW Course Fundamentals of Vet Anaes, Diag Imaging & Surgery Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Roseworthy Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 7 hours per week Restrictions Available to DVM students only Course Description This course will introduce basic principles of surgery, provide students with a knowledge and understanding of anaesthesia in veterinary species, and teach the student a safe practical approach to veterinary diagnostic imaging with an introduction to the principals of image interpretation.
Course Coordinator: Dr Anthony Nicholson
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Use radiographic, ultrasonic and other technical equipment that can be used as a diagnostic aid, safely and in accordance with current regulations. 2 Apply the basic principles of radiographic interpretation to a radiographic study, utilising a sound underlying knowledge of the radiographic anatomy of the dog, cat and horse. 3 Be aware of the common applications, advantages and disadvantages of radiography, ultrasound, MRI, CT and nuclear medicine 4 Demonstrate the set up and use of anaesthetic equipment 5 Describe pain physiology and pathophysiology and be aware of pain management 6 Describe the drugs used in anaesthesia, discuss basic concepts in anaesthetic protocols, cardiopulmonary monitoring and fluid therapy 7 List and discuss the fundamental principles of surgery 8 List and justify the best practice surgical methods employed to minimize surgical complications and optimise wound healing.
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1, 5, 6, 8 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 4, 5, 7, 8 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course will be delivered in the following means:
Lectures: weekly for the semester, 1 hr for each of the 3 disciplines (3 hrs per week).
Practicals: 4 x 3 hr pracs for each discipline delivered as 1 x 3hr prac per week during the semester.
Tutorials: 4 x 1 hr tutes for each discipline delivered as 1 x 1hr tute per week during the semester.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.A student enrolled in a 3 unit course, such as this, should expect to spend, on average 12 hours per week on the studies required. This includes both the formal contact time required to the course (e.g.,
lectures and practicals), as well as non-contact time (e.g., reading and revision).
Learning Activities SummaryThis course is divided into three components: Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, Anaesthesia
Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
· X-Rays: Production and equipment
· Detectors & image processing
· Radiation safety
· Radiographic techniques
· Radiographic quality
· Basics of image interpretation
· Nuclear Medicine, CT and MRI
Practical sessions complement the lecture content regarding aspects of radiography, normal radiographic anatomy, and will be an introduction to radiological interpretation and ultrasound use and assessment of ultrasound images.
Will be utilised to work on the team-based project, and to also cover certain topics such as radiographic geometry.
· Introduction to anaesthesia and patient evaluation
· Airway management
· Adjunctive Analgesics
· Perianaesthetic drugs
· Injectable anaesthetics
· Inhalant anaesthetics
· Principles of perioperative fluid therapy
· Record Keeping
· Monitoring equipment
· Drug calculations
· Set up, airway management, catheters and syringes
· Anaesthesia machine, vaporiser, breathing systems
· Monitoring equipment
· Drug calculations, fluid therapy set up
· Fundamental principles of surgery introduction
· Antiseptics and patient preparation
· Preparation of the surgical team and facilities
· Instrumentation and operative technique
· Bandages and drains
· Biomaterials, suture materials, implants and biofilms
· Wound types and wound healing
· Wound infection
· Systemic considerations
· Social hand wash
· Surgical hand scrubbing
· Aseptic gowning
· Aseptic gloving
· Surgical knot tying – instrument ties, hand ties, surgical suture patterns
· Instrumentation: identification and use
· Basic tissue handling
· Principles of distal limb bandaging
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Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting HURDLE Learning Outcome Team Based Learning assignments / workshops Formative & Summative Throughout the course 15% No 1-8 In class practical tests Summative Week 12 & 13 25% Yes 1-8 Mid-semester exam Summative Week 8 20% No 1-8 End of Semester Exam Summative End of Semester 40%
Assessment Related RequirementsHURDLE REQUIREMENTS
Assessment Item Requirement for hurdle Is additional assessment available if student
does not meet hurdle requirement?
Details of additional assessment, if known In class practical tests 65% Yes Additional practical tests will be given End of Semester Exam 50%
in each part of the exam
Yes Additional Exam will be given
Assessment DetailIn class practical tests: (25%) There will be 3 practical tests which will be run in practical 4 for each component. Each practical test will be worth 8.3%.
Team Based Learning Assignments / Workshops: (15%): Students will be assigned an assignment within their practical groups for each diagnostic imaging (5%) and surgery (5%). There will be three team-based learning workshops for anaesthesia (5%).
Mid-Semester Exam: (20%) A mid-semester exam will be held to test all 3 disciplines of the course (worth 6.7% each). The exam will consist of multiple choice questions.
End of semester exam: (40%) An end of semester exam will be held to test all 3 disciplines of the course (worth 13.3% each). The exam will consist of multiple choice questions.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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