VET SC 7221RW - Equine Clinical Practice B

Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

The course provides students with the opportunity to learn and apply the principles of evaluating case history, clinical presentations, diagnosis, and treatment or management of medical and surgical conditions encountered in equine practice. This course will focus on those conditions where the integument, body wall, urinary, reproductive, haemolymphatic, endocrine, metabolic or gastrointestinal systems are affected. Students will also be introduced to the equine neonatology, preventative medicine and nutrition.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code VET SC 7221RW
    Course Equine Clinical Practice B
    Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Roseworthy Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 8 hours per week
    Prerequisites VET SC 7211RW
    Assumed Knowledge VET SC 7001RW, VET SC 7006RW, VET SC 7008RW
    Restrictions Available to DVM students only
    Course Description The course provides students with the opportunity to learn and apply the principles of evaluating case history, clinical presentations, diagnosis, and treatment or management of medical and surgical conditions encountered in equine practice. This course will focus on those conditions where the integument, body wall, urinary, reproductive, haemolymphatic, endocrine, metabolic or gastrointestinal systems are affected. Students will also be introduced to the equine neonatology, preventative medicine and nutrition.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Lidwien Verdegaal

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    No information currently available.

    University Graduate Attributes

    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, 9
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4, 5
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4, 5, 9
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 3, 4, 5
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 4, 5, 6
    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
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Internal:
    3 Lectures of 1 hour each per week
    2 Tutorials of 1 hour per week (for 10 weeks).
    1 Practical of 3 hours per fortnight

    Students will receive lecture notes and other materials online and will be required to log on weekly to
    blackboard. 

    Workload

    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 Summary
    Lecture Topics
    Gastrointestinal disease
    Reproductive disease
    Haemolymphatic disease
    Endocrine and metabolic disease
    Neonatal medicine and surgery
    Preventative medicine and nutrition
    Equine Anaesthesia

    Practical Topics
    Equine dentistry
    Equine Anaesthesiology
    Diagnostic Imaging
    Evaluation of the colic patient
    Bandaging, splinting and cast application

    Tutorial Topics
    Gastrointestinal disease
    Reproductive disease
    Haemolymphatic disease
    Endocrine and metabolic disease
    Neonatal medicine and surgery
    Preventative medicine and nutrition
    Equine Anaesthesiology
    Diagnostic Imaging

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Hurdle Learning Outcome
    Tutorial quizzes Formative
    Summative
    Following every  tutorial 10%

    No 1,2,3,4,5,6,8
    Practical examination Summative End of semester 20% No 6,7,9

    Mid-semester examination
    Summative Approx.
    week 6
    50%  Yes 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
    Final theory examination Formative
    Summative
    End of semester 20% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
    Assessment Related Requirements
    HURDLE REQUIREMENTS

    Assessment Item with hurdle % needed or requirement to meet hurdle Is additional assessment available if student
    does not meet hurdle requirement? Yes or No
    Details of additional assessment, if available
    Mid-semester examination and Final theory
    examination
    50% Yes
     A supplementary final theory examination. Students must achieve at least 40% to be eligible for an additional assessment.
    Assessment Detail
    Mid and final semester theory examinations will consist of MCQ’s that will test theoretical knowledge, application and integration of information based upon clinical case presentations and the practical skills. Question formats that might be used include MCQs, extended MCQs and short answers.

    MCQ’s will be structured in the same manner as those designed for professional veterinary licensure to differentiate between those that test theoretical knowledge, integration, and synthesis of information. The performance of questions will be reviewed each semester.

    The Mid-semester examination will serve to guide the students on the level of knowledge required to successfully complete the course, and give them experience with MCQ (and other question formats) in the context of equine practice.

    Tutorial Quizzes will enable students to demonstrate their understanding of the application of knowledge and concepts discussed. Students will receive feedback to assist with improvement of their knowledge base.

    The practical examination will evaluate the knowledge and skills of students in techniques learned during the practical sessions.





    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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